Kelvin, AZ Bomber Crash, Dec 1942

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8 BELIEVED DEAD IN BOMBER CRASH.

Florence, Dec. 5. (AP) -- Eight men are believed to have been killed in the crash of a four-motor Army bomber about 25 miles east of here yesterday afternoon, Undersheriff W. W. Cochran reported today.
Cochran said he was told by Deputy Travis Wall, stationed at the mining town of Ray, about 11 miles from the crash scene, that all of the crew scene, that all of the crew members were killed. Wall said he saw eight bodies in the wreckage.
The bomber burned, Wall reported.
In the belief that the plane was from Davis-Monthan field at Tucson, Ariz., a military group from that base went to the scene of the crash.
The identities of the victims have not been announced.

Tucson Daily Citizen Arizona 1942-12-05

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SEVEN ARE KILLED IN BOMBER CRASH.

Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 5. (AP) -- Seven crew members perished when a four-motored army bomber crashed and burned on the desert near Florence, Ariz., Friday, Capt. Fred Finney, public relations officer at Davis-Monthan Field, reported tonight.
The dead were:
Lt. ROBERT ADAMS, pilot.
2nd Lt. ARTHUR EIDSON, co-pilot, Odessa, Tex.
Sgt. JAMES AKINS, engineer.
S/Sgt. FRANCIS SANTMYER, radio operator.
Sgt. ARMAND PELTIER, gunner.
Pvt. EDWARD ZEINTARSKI, radio/gunner.
Pvt. MILTON KEINHOLZ, gunner.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by an army board.

Big Spring Daily Herald Texas 1942-12-06