Oldenburg, Margaret Burrows

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Last Rank
[Other Service Rank]
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, Air Training Command
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Cleveland, Ohio
Last Address
Houston, Texas

Date of Passing
Mar 07, 1943
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Oakland, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot 65, Grave 2573

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 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of Duty
  2015, In the Line of Duty

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Margaret Sanford [Oldenburg]

The weather in Houston had been terrible and the planes were grounded. When the weather cleared, the students from 43-4 were eager to practice spins in the PT-19s. But something went wrong with one of the flights and Margaret and her instructor dove straight into the ground. The training command ordered that the accident be kept quiet. Since these women were not considered as military at the time, they were not entiled to burial expenses or survivor's benefits. Jacquelin Cochran took care of all the expenses and Mrs. Deaton escorts Margaret's body home.

Margaret was a 1931 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She took up flying in 1933 after meeting Amelia Earhart.


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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolAir Training Command
  1943-1943, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, Air Training Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1927-1931, University of California, Berkeley
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-19 Trainer  
  1943-1943, PT-19 Trainer
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