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Ned D. Henderson

End of Watch

November 18, 1945

Autogiro Pilot Henderson , died on November 18, 1945, from injuries he received two days earlier when the autogiro he was piloting crashed near Sullivan City, Texas. Pilot Henderson was in route to his official station at McAllen, Texas, following a detail to San Antonio. He was alone in the plane when it crashed on November 16, 1945. Pilot Henderson was later removed to the McAllen Municipal Hospital by ambulance.  A physician’s certificate indicates that Pilot Henderson suffered extensive burns about the face, neck, arms and legs; fracture of the right arm below the shoulder; and a deep cut across the forehead and right cheek.