Houlton, ME Army Transport Crash, May 1942
6 KILLED IN CRASH OF ARMY TRANSPORT PLANE.
(By Associated Press)
Houlton, Me., May 25 -- Army searchers bivouacked overnight beside the bodies of six airmen killed when an Army transport plane dug a hole 20 feet deep in a wildlands swamp near here yesterday.
In the fog-shrouded end of a routine flight, the twin-motored ship "disintegrated," said GEORGE W. SHEAN, a newspaper correspondent who accompanied the soldier-searchers from Houlton air base.
SHEAN said that plane parts and the mangled bodies were scattered over 200 square yards of bog. The plane did not burn.
The War department in Washington identified the dead as:
Lt. Col. LOUIS S. GIMBEL.
Lt. Col. C. A. WRIGHT.
1st Lt. J. J. FRANCISCUS.
1st Lt. HERBACK (first name not listed.)
2nd Lt. E. R. WILKINSON, and an unidentified non-commissioned officer.
The News Palladium Benton Harbor Michigan 1942-05-25