2 Die After Planes Collide in Mid-Air
Brooklyn, December 23, 1940 (International News Service) Two civilian fliers, one an American veteran of the Spanish Civil War, were killed today, in a mid-air collision between their plans and a naval reserve plane. The victims of the crash were Edward Schneider, who flew for the Loyalists in Spain, and George W. Herzog, a student. Their monoplane scraped wings with a Naval Reserve plane piloted by Ensign Kenneth Kuehner, who pulled his ship out of a spin and landed safely with Franklin Newcomber, a seaman who was a passenger in the service plane.
Source: Washington Post; December 24, 1940