Gulfport, MS (near) Bomber Crash, Oct 1943


(Associated Press)
Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 5. -- Authorities at the Pueblo army air base announced today a Pueblo-based, four-engined bomber crashed late yesterday near Gulfport, Miss., killing all nine airmen aboard.
The base public relations office said the bomber was on a routine flight. A board of officers from an airbase near Gulfport was investigating the crash.
The Pueblo base released this list of victims:
Flight Officer FRANK EDWARD IEKES, New Bloomfield, Pa.
Second Lt. MARLIN G. HORNBERGER, Swineford, Pa.
Second Lt. BEN H. MATHES, JR., Anderson, Ind.
Second Lt. OSCAR H. SCHAEFER, Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Tech Sgt. JULIUS KLETECKAS, Dorechester, Mass.
Staff Sgt. JOHN L. PHILLIPS, Taylor, Miss.
Sgt. MARVIN MEISER, JR., Austin, Miss.
Sgt. JOHN H. CLEVELAND, Plainville, Conn.
Sgt. SAUL T. HOSBLATT, New York City.

Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1943-10-05