Madras, OR Airbase Blast, Nov 1943

Madras Pioneer Newspaper November 18, 1943

An explosion of undetermined origin last Saturday noon, November 13, 1943 was fatal to one person and severely injured two others in a building on the local air base. Mrs. Leland, Marjorie Mae Johnson, Schawo, 19 was fatally burned when she was unable to get out of the chair she was sitting in when the explosion occurred. Captain M.D. Peet and Miss, La Ree Smoot were the other persons injured in the blast.