British Aviator Killed In Ohio
Cincinnati, Aug. 15—What promised to be a gala day for a number of American aviators from the aviation field at Dayton, headed by Maj. Claude K. Rhinehart, who had flown from Mineola, and British planes led by Brig. Gen. Charles F. Lee, coming from Indianapolis ended in gloom late Wednesday afternoon when Capt. James Fitzmorris
, of the British royal flying corps, was killed just west of Cincinnati. Capt. Fitzmorris with the other aviators, had landed at the Western Hills country club and upon rising to complete the trip to Cincinnati his engine suddenly died and the plane plunged to the ground killing Fitzmorris instantly. A board of inquiry will make an official report on the accident.
The Decatur Review (Decatur, Illinois) - Thursday, August 15, 1918