Council Bluffs, IA Bomber Crash, June 1944
THREE FROM GREAT BEND DIE IN CRASH.
Lincoln, Neb. (AP) -- Major CHARLES W. DELANEY and Warrant Officer LAWRENCE E. JENKINS, both of Second Air Force Headquarters at Colorado Springs, Colo, were among the six men killed when a B-26 bomber crashed in a Missouri River slough near Council Bluffs, Ia., the Lincoln Air Field announced Saturday.
The Great Bend, Kansas Army Air Field, home base of the plane, identified the other victims as:
Second Lt. JOHN P. FORTNER, pilot, Princeton, Ind.
Capt. ALFRED L. MOBLEY, co-pilot, Graham, Texas.
Sgt. JOSEPH J. GUSH, engineer, Chicago, Ill.
Sgt. JOE G. MALLARD, Sardis, Ga.
DELANEY, JENKINS and MALLARD were passengers on the plane. The other three were stationed at Great Bend.
Hutchinson News Herald Kansas 1944-06-18