Sarasota, FL Bomber Crash, June 1942

EIGHT ARMY MEN DEAD IN CRASH OF THEIR PLANE.

Sarasota, Fla., June 12. -- (AP) -- Eight army fliers were killed and two injured early today when a four-engined bomber crashed into Sarasota Bay.
Maj. Gardiner Fiske, Sarasota air base intelligence officer, said the heavy ship had cleared the runway on a pre-dawn training flight and gone about a mile when it went out of contorl. It landed on its back in a foot and a half of water about 200 feet from shore and two of the crew were pulled from the wreckage with only minor injuries.
Major Fiske said identities had not been fully established and the crew list was withheld.

The Daily Times News Burlington North Carolina 1942-06-12

Partial List of Victims:
JAMES H. BUTLER, pilot.
ROBERT S. FULTON, 19, Hugo, Oklahoma