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Galiuro Mountains, AZ Bomber Crash, Jan 1943

ARMY BOMBER WITH 11 ABOARD LOST FROM TUCSON BASE.

Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 18. (AP) -- A B-24 army bomber, with four officers and seven enlisted men aboard, has been, missing since 12:46 a.m., Col. Lowell H. Smith, commandant of Davis-Monthan Field here, announced this afternoon.
The plane was on a routine flight from the base to the Shuarita bombing range, approximately 25 miles south of here.
Searching parties were sent out from the base.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1943-01-19

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11 ARMY MEN ARE MISSING ON BIG BOMBER.

Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 20 -- (AP) -- Search continued today over southern Arizona for a B-24 Army bomber carrying four officers and seven enlisted men, missing from Davis-Monthan air base since early Monday.
The plane was piloted by Second Lieut. JOHN WASSON of Tucson.
Other officers and crew members included:
Second Lieut. FREDERICK E. NEAL, bombardier, son of Mrs. Ira E. Neal, Springfield, O.
Second Lieut. JOE FIERO, bombardier, son of Mrs. Ana Ferio, Gary, Ind.
Pvt. MURTY HUCKABY, son of Mrs. Bridget Huckaby, Springfield, Ill.
Staff Sgt. STEVENS SAFKA, son of Mrs. Helen Safka, Nanty Glo, Pa.
Sgt. HENRY PELLISTER, son of Mrs. Marie Pellister, West Warwick, R.I.
Staff Sgt. ERNEST BREIER, son of Mrs. Laura C. Breier, New Lothrop, Mich.
Second Lieut. CHARLES BEAUCOND.
Pvt. HENRY PETERSON.
Staff Sgt. ROBERT STORY.
Sgt. ALMAN PORTER.

The Lima News Ohio 1943-01-20

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WRECKED PLANE WITH 11 BODIES FINALLY LOCATED.

(Asociated Press)
Tucson, Ariz., March 11. -- The rugged Galiuro Mountains today yielded the wreckage of a B-24 army bomber missing from Davis-Monthan Field with 11 men aboard since January 18.
When first sighted from the air by a civil air patrol pilot, base officers believed it to be the wreckage of a B-17 from Lockbourne Field, Columbus, Ohio, which disappeared on a flight from Portland, Ore., on March 3.

The Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1943-03-12



article | by Dr. Radut