Yentna River, AK Private Plane Crash, May 1958


Anchorage, May 23, (AP) -- An Anchorage civilian
and an Elmendorf Air Force Base technical sergeant were killed yesterday when their small private plane crashed on a Yentna River sandbar 80 miles northwest of here.
Killed were GEORGE TERRY of Anchorage, the pilot, and T.Sgt. JESSE D. WALLS, attached to a supply squadron at Elmendorf AFB, just north of Anchorage.
Air Force officials at Elmendorf said WALLS, 38, was from Reading, Pa. His wife, MARIE, lives here. His father, John Walls, lives in Willacoochee, Ga.
Two Air Force helicopters from Elmendorf returned
WALLS' body to Anchorage. TERRY'S body was to be returned later.

Fairbanks Daily News Miner Alaska 1958-05-23