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eldest Mrs. service. an army Tent or Mrs. be Officer Flyer Falls Info Bay Off Lake Huron Lieut. Sindat-Singh Not Seen After Crash Into Water Â»Â· (By Associated Press) EAST TAWAS, May 10-A continued today for Lieut. Wilmeth ildat-Singh, former Syracuse University University football star, who was reported reported missing alter the army pursuit plane he was piloting caught fire and crashed into Saginaw bay off Lake Huron. Witnesses lo!d officers from 8el- 'ridge Field, where the 25-year-old pilot was stationed, that they parachute open before the plane crashed at noon yesterday. No trace of either Sidat-Singh the parachute was found by searchers who included army men "rom the army gunnery school. Dscoda. Michigan State Police and Uoast Guardsmen. The army said :hat only a large oil slick was n the lake about a mil; off The plane sank after it crashed. Lint. Sidat-Singh was graduated March 25 as a second lieutenant from the Tuskegee Army Flying School at Tuskeire?, Ala. New At Selfridge He was assigned to the 301st Negro fighter squadron of the fighter group at S?lfridge Field Tuesday and had been sent to Oscoda school, a unit of Selfridge. for gunnery practice. The Army he was oh a routine flight when crash occurred. : Sidat-Singh. who played In the backfield at Syracuse in 1937 and 1938. staged his most spectacular p2rformance in the 1938 season wth a trio of scoring aerials in final'three minutes.against Cornell Untersity, giving Syracuse the" victory. He also played basketball Syracuse. . " . . . . . The young pilot starred in at Clinton high school, New. where he was graduated in 1935. received his diploma from Syracuse in 1939.