Harmon Air Base, NF American Transport Crash, Jan 1951
AF PLANE CRASH DEAD ARE LISTED.
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Jan. 17. (AP) -- Twelve U.S. airmen and one Canadian were killed Friday night in the fiery crash of a American C-54 military transport near Harmon Air Base on Newfoundland's west coast.
A U.S. Air Force spokesman said the crash occurred in misty rain a mile east of the base while the plane was in flight from St. John's.
There were no eyewitnesses but residents of Stephensville said a flash lit up the sky after the crash.
The Air Force released the following casualty list of crewmen and passengers:
Instructor Pilot, Capt. DONALD W. SIGRIST, Chicago, Ill.
Pilot, Lt. HARRY R. FENT, Pepperell.
Co-pilot, Capt. STANLEY W. PERRY, Bellevue, Wash.
Navigator, Capt. SIDNEY C. HILL.
Engineer, Staff Sgt. FREDDIE J. CARR, Los Angeles.
Radio operator, Airman (3rd CL.) JACK U. TICOULET, New Orleans, La.
Flight clerk, AIrman (2nd CL.) CHARLIE J. PARKS, Norris, Ill.
Maj. PAUL Z. WEIKEL, Springfield, Va.
Capt. EDWARD J. SCHEIMSKI, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Airman (3rd CL.) DOYLE S. SAYERS, East Tallahassee, Ala.
Airman (2nd CL.) WILLIAM D. RANDALL, Jonesville, Mich.
Pvt. NELSON F. STROUD, a member of the Canadian armed forces belonging to West Newfoundland.
AF RELEASES REVISED LIST ON CASUALTIES.
Washington (AP) -- The Air Force Sunday issued a revised list of casualties in the crash of a C-54 military transport plane near Harmon Air Force Base, Newfoundland, Friday night.
The plane, en route from St. John's crashed in misty rain a mile east of the base.
The Air Force added one name to the list released Sunday night in St. John's, raising the total number of victims to 14, including one Canadian passenger.
The added name was that of Airman First Class EVERETT N. KENNEY, husband of Mary Janet Kenney, 1207 West French Place, San Antonio, Tex. He was a passenger.
Others on the revised list included:
Maj. PAUL W. WEIKEL, next-of-kin, wife, Mrs. Doris E. Weikel, 675 Monticello Drive, Falls Church, Va.
San Antonio Express Texas 1951-01-18