Wichita Falls, Texas


Lawrence Weidman was from Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a member of the varsity football team of Nebraska State Teachers College, which he attended three years. He was majoring in physical education, intending to make a career of football coaching.

Weidman enlisted in the Army Air Force, having learned to fly while at Kearney. He was killed in a plane crash in Florida in December 28, 1943.

Branch of Service

Army Air Force



Military Occupational Specialty

Pilot or Crew Member

Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 5

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

Briggs-B23-Env-5-Lawrence-Weidman-06.pdf (1473 kB)
Article from the Wichita Falls Record on Lawrence Weidman

Briggs-B23-Env-5-Lawrence-Weidman-02.tif (290397 kB)
Lawrence Weidman in uniform (high quality)

Briggs-B23-Env-5-Lawrence-Weidman-04.tif (657245 kB)
Lawrence Weidman in pilot gear; taken at ThunderBird Field June 14, 1943



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