Brooksville, FL Bomber Crash, Oct 1943
11 KILLED IN CRASH OF FLYING FORTRESS NEAR BROOKSVILLE, FLA.
Brooksville, Fla., Oct. 4. -- (AP) -- A Flying Fortress on a routine training mission crashed here yesterday, killing its entire crew of 11 men.
The bomber, attached to the Army air forces school of applied tactics at Satellite field here, fell two miles west of the base and was demolished.
Public relations officers of the field gave the names of the dead as:
First Lt. HERMAN W. KEPPEN, Bear Falls, Pa., pilot.
Second Lt. HARRY R. BLUNT, Coscob, Conn., co-pilot.
First Lt. ABRAHAM LEW, Brooklyn, N.Y., navigator.
Cpl. ROY J. McCLUNG, Greenbriar, W. Va., engineer.
Pfc. ROBERT F. McELROY, Wrightsville, Pa., assistant engineer.
T-Sgt. KELLY FIELDS, Busy, Ky., radio operator.
Pfc. JOHN O. GLASS, Deridder, La., assistant radio operator.
Cpl. JOHN M. ELLERS, Utica, N.Y.
T-Sgt. WOODROW W. ROY, Doensbury, Vt.
S-Sgt. RAYMOND A. RIVO, St. Paul, Minn.
Pfc. ALTON M. MOEN, Minneapolis, Minn.
Panama City News-Herald Florida 1943-10-04