Jacksonville, FL (Off Shore) Bomber Crash, Mar 1944
NORA SPRINGS MAN DIES WHEN BOMBER CRASHES INTO SEA.
Chatham Field, Ga. -- (INS) -- Twelve crew members aboard a B-24 bomber that plunged into the sea southeast of Jacksonville, Fla., were listed at lost Tuesday night.
Army officials said the bomber took off from Chatham field air base at 8:40 a.m. Sunday in a formation of four planes and was reported in trouble an hour later.
The bomber was seen last about 10 a.m. plunging into the sea. A search by army, navy and coast guard surface and aircraft recovered the body of Sgt. WILLIAM R. COWART of Miami, Fla., which was taken to Daytona Beach, Fla. Another unidentified body was recovered and taken to Jacksonville.
Those aboard the bomber in addition to Sergeant COWART, included:
Tech. Sgt. CLARENCE L. McCORMICK, Rock Island, Ill.
Pfc. LEONARD R. MAXWELL, Orange, Tex.
Pvt. WILFRED R. WRENCH, Nora Springs, Ia.
Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1944-03-08