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Centreville, NS Air Force Bomber Crash, Apr 1953

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SIX DIE IN CRASH OF LANKIE.

Halifax -- (CP) -- Six members of the RCAF were killed Monday when an air force bomber crashed and burned near Centreville in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. A seventh man survived.
The air force listed the victims as:
F.O. ERLE T. LEWIS, of Ottawa.
F.O. DOUGLAS A. HAMILTON, Yarmouth, N.S.
F.O. JOHN D. CURZON, Toronto.
Sgt. NEIL McCARROLL, Toronto.
LAC WILLIAM D. FIFIELD, of Halifax.
AC1 G. SHOUL.
Surviving the crash was F.O. KENNETH BENSON, of Braniford, Ont. He was listed as "seriously injured."
The bomber, a Lancaster, was returning to its base at Greenwood, N.S., after seven hours of searching with 21 American and Canadian military aircraft for a twin-engined private plane missing with four persons aboard since Saturday night on a flight from Gander, Nfld., to Ottawa.
It was the fourth air crash in Nova Scotia in 10 days.

Lethbridge Herald Alberta 1953-04-21



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