Harold Geiger
Photo from the San Diego Aerospace Museum
Courtesy of Alan Regna, 11-4-04

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Geiger Headstone
Located in the Arlington National Cemetery
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Was Native of East Orange, N.J.
Orange, N.J. May 17, 1927 -
      Major Harold Geiger, who was killed today when his plane was wrecked and burned, was a World War veteran who had served as a Lieutenant Colonel in France, and had been attached later to the Ambassador's staff in Berlin. While in Germany, Major Geiger sent reports to the Chief of the Army Air Service in the construction of the dirigible Los Angeles, then the ZR-3, and repeatedly urged that the craft, which was later taken over by the navy, be purchased for the army. He was on the ZR-3 on its transatlantic flight.
     A year ago Major Geiger was injured slightly in a collision between two planes at Langley Field. He was 42 years old. Born at East Orange, he attended the East Orange High School, and was graduated from West Point in 1908. He leaves a wife, Frances, and two small children. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Geiger, live at the Hotel Seville, New York.
[New York Times, 18 May, 1927, p. 27]
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