Columbia, SC Army Bomber Crash, Sep 1942
SEVEN KILLED WHEN BIG ARMY BOMBER CRASHES.
PLANE PLUNGES INTO GROUND WHILE LANDING.
Columbia, S.C., Spet. 13 (AP) -- Four officers and three enlisted men were killed in the crash of an Army bomber Sunday a mile from the Columbia Army Air Base.
The plane, stationed at the base, was returning from a routine training flight and crashed on landing.
The dead, listed by Second Lieut. D. R. Moore, public relations officer:
Second Lieut. FRANCIS W. SPARKS, 27, the pilot, Columbia, S.C.
Second Lieut. MARTIN O. VANGSNESS, 22, Carplo, N.D.
Second Lieut. DONALD V. URQUHART, 27, St. Louis, Mo.
Second Lieut. JAMES ATTRIDGE, JR., 23, Salem, Mass.
Sgt. LEON O. GALLIE, 23, Ingomar, Pa.
Staff Sgt. CHARLES O. FRAME, 22, Richmond, W. Va.
Pvt. ROLAND G. BRAUN, 23, Beaver Dam, Wis.
All occupants of the plane were instantly killed, Lieut. Moore said, except Pvt. BRAUN, who died en route to a hospital. The plane was destroyed.
Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1942-09-14