Stephensville, NF Air Force Plane Crash, Apr 1960
NEWFOUNDLAND TAKEOFF CRASH KILLS 9 AIRMEN.
Stephensville, Nfld. (AP) -- U.S. Air Force officials today prepared an inquiry into the cause of the crash of a cargo plane minutes after it took off from nearby Harmon Field. All nine crewmen aboard were killed.
The C124 was en route to Mildenhall, England, from Dover, Del., Air Force Base with a cargo that included mail and medical supplies.
Visibility was limited when the aircraft took off from Harmon Field Monday. The plane dropped out of sight on radar screens at Harmon and helicopters were sent out to search.
Dover Air Force Base officials identified the dead crewmen as:
Lt. DONALD P. SHEEHAN, 26, plane commander, Lansdowne, Pa.
Lt. ROBERT E. LITTLE, 23, co-pilot, Monroe, La.
Capt. GERALD E. AVERY, 41, second pilot, Dover, Del., and Modesto, Calif.
Lt. LEON E. PEDERSEN, 26, navigator, McIntosh, Fla.
Lt. HAROLD G. HARRISON, 31, navigator, McCloud, Okla.
M. Sgt. BEN A. SHARPE, 35, engineer, Burlington, N.C.
T. Sgt. CLARK N. ORNDORFF, 34, engineer, Littletown, Pa.
M. Sgt. EDWARD T. RETUS, 38, engineer, Bentleyville, Pa.
A2C WALLACE M. WILLIAMS, 22, loadmaster, Louisville, Ky.
Sheboygan Journal Wisconsin 1960-04-19