Fremont WWII pilot died 70 years ago

Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 20, 2013

This week on the Ohio's Yesterdays blog, Parks Canda remembers the 70th anniversary of the loss of a Word War II pilot from Fremont who died when his plane crashed on a route from Ontario to Maine.

On the crash that killed Lt. Col. Jack Zimmerman: "Facing strong headwinds and swells of five to six feet, the PBY failed to lift off. Hitting the top of the waves, the cockpit filled with seawater that entered behind the wheel well. In a matter of minutes, the entire cockpitĀ filled with water, causing the nose to submerge. Four of the crew escaped."

Archeologists discovered the wreckage of the plane in 2009.

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