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Atlantic Ocean, FL Bomber Crashes On Takeoff, Dec 1941

ONE KILLED, 5 MISSING AFTER BOMBER CRASH.

NAVY PATROL PLANE CRACKS UP IN TAKEOFF FOR ROUTINE FLIGHT.

Washington, Dec. 11 -- (AP) -- The Navy announced tonight that one officer was killed, two officers and three enlisted men were missing and five enlisted men injured as the result of a crash of an Atlantic Ocean patrol bomber.
The plane crashed during the takeoff for a routine patrol flight, the Navy said, but the location of the accident was not announced "for reasons of national security."
The officer who lost his life was Ensign PAUL HARRY ALTER, 26, born at Fort Plain, N. Y.
The missing men were listed as:
Lieut. (J.G.) RICHARD BEVERLY HUGHES, 28, next of kin, wife, Mrs. Aida Thomas Hughes, Long Beach, Calif.
Ensign ROBERT WILLIAM DeREAMER, 25, next of kin, father, Clarence Russell DeReamer, Griffith, Ind.
CELO WELLS, 31, aviation machinist mate, first class, next of kin, wife, Mrs. Margaret Lee Wells, Norfolk, Va.
HARRY HINTON SHEEP, 21, radioman, third class, next of kin, mother, Mrs. Gladys Hall Sheep, Elizabeth City, N. C.
CARL WILLARD PIERCE, 23, aviation machinist mate, third class, next of kin, mother, Mrs. Bertha Mae Pierce, North Wilksboro, N. C.
The injured were:
JOHN R. McINTYRE, 27, aviation machinist mate, first class, Columbus, O.
ROBERT EDWARD DEAREN, 23, aviation machinist mate, third class, New York.
ROBERT MORRIS SMITH, 20, aviation machinist mate, third class, Chicago.
OLIVER LEE LAWHEAD, 20, radioman, third class, Indianapolis.
GEORGE JOHN BROWN, JR., 23, radioman, first class, Portsmouth, Va.

Daily Capital News Jefferson City Missouri 1941-12-12



article | by Dr. Radut