San Francisco, CA (near) Navy Plane Crashes, May 1945

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9 KILLED IN FLYING BOAT CRASH.

San Francisco, May 5. -- (UP) -- Nine officers and enlisted men were killed and two enlisted men were injured in the crash of a navy Catalina flying boat yesterday off the Golden Gate, the navy announced today.
The plane struck a fog-bound hill southwest of Sausalito near Fort Baker. The two enlisted men, who suffered first degree face and hand burns, were thrown clear of the plane and summoned aid. All the bodies were recovered.

San Mateo Times California 1945-05-05

Killed:
ROBERT MOMENT.
NORMAN W. WHITE.
JOHN L. HART.
CARLTON C. TRULL, JR.
FRANK P. ZAPPACOSTA.
WILLIAM T. FORD.
JOHNNIE S. OWENS.
FRANK H. SPOFFORD, JR.
LEO B. IDELLI.
Survivors:
HAROLD R. DOLE.
HENRI C. TONDREAULT.