Fort Myers, FL Bomber Crash, Sep 1942

SIX KILLED IN BOMBER CRASH.

Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 5 (AP) -- Six Army flyers were killed Saturday when a medium bomber crashed shortly after taking off at Page Field here.
The bomber had left the runway and was gaining altitude when it suddenly fell to the ground, Army officers said.
Officers said names of those killed were not immediately available.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1942-09-06

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NAMES OF SATURDAY CRASH VICTIMS GIVEN.

Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 6 (AP) -- Six Army flyers were killed when a medium bomber crashed shortly after taking off from Page Field here Saturday.
Capt. T. D. Walker, public relations officer, listed the dead as:
Second Lieut. GASTON R. BOIRE, Berlin, N.H.
Second Lieut. EDWARD L. McBRIDE, Williamsport, Pa.
Second Lieut. ARTHUR W. SCHMIDT, San Antonio, Tex.
Corp. JOHN J. DuBOIS, Bucklin, Kas.
Corp. PAUL L. LaFLEUR, Haverhill, Mass.
Staff Sgt. JAMES B. TROCHESSEL, New Orleans, La.
Army officers said the bomber had taken off from the runway and was gaining altitude when it suddenly plummeted to the ground.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1942-09-07