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a laboratory army profession for Recover Body Drowned Airman Negro Who Crashed Lake Found (By Associated Press) SELFRIDGE FIELD, Mich., June 28 -- Army air base authorities night announced the recovery from Lake Huron of the body of Second Lieut. Wilmeth W. Sidat-Singh, army flyer and former Syracuse University athletic star, whose single-seater pursuit plane plunged into the lake May 9. A Coast Guard patrol sighted body off-shore seven miles north of East Tawas at 3 p. m. and it was brought to the army's Oscoda Field for identification. Sidat-Singh, member of the 332nd fighter group, an all-negro unit, from Oscoda when his plane was on a routine training flight crashed into the lake two miles from East Tawas. He parachuted from the ship, officers said. Sidat-Singh, a clever forward passer on the gridiron and a star basketball, was graduated from Syracuse in 1939 and from the Tuskegee, Ala., flying school' last March 27. He reported for duty Selfridge May 4. His mother, Pauline E. Sidat-Singh of New York city, was to make funeral arrangements.