1970 : Walter Reuther Dies In Plane Crash

May 9, 2023 all-day

On May 9, 1970, United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuther, his wife and four others were killed in a plane crash near the Pellston, Michigan airport. He was 62 and had been president of the UAW since 1946.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page

For more information, see Walter Reuther wikipedia entry

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