Eglin Field, FL Air Crash, Mar 1942

"Two Eglin Field Flyers Die In Crash Wednesday"

Two Eglin Field Army flyers, Lt. John W. Smith and Richard Edward Baldsiefen, 23, were killed in a plane crash near Eglin Field Wednesday. Details of the accident were not learned today. The bodies were taken to a Pensacola funeral home.

Okaloosa News-Journal, Crestview, Florida, Friday 1942-03-06, Volume 28, Number 7, page 1.