Corpus Christi, TX Planes Plunge Into Bay, Nov 1945

RESCUE CREWS SEEK FLIERS' BODIES.

By United Press
Corpus Christi, Nov. 10 -- Rescue crews today resumed their search of the smooth, warm waters of Corpus Christi Bay for the bodies of 16 naval airmen missing after a mid-air collision over the bay Thursday night.
Five survivors were reported to be "about out of danger."
The Navy revealed today the names of 10 of the 22 presumed dead.
Those whose names were revealed had next of kin living in Corpus Christi and their original home towns were not immediately disclosed by the Navy.
They included Lieut. Comdr. P. MOORE; Lieut, LLOYD FRANKLIN COX; Ensign D. P. KELLEY; and the following enlisted men (ranks not given):
R. H. BARBERIO; H. K. BRECKENRIDGE; W. F. HOWARD; W. T. HOPKINS; T. W. DRAKE; P. A. SMITH; and J. J. FITZSIMMONS.
Lieutenant COX was among the six survivors rescued immediately after the crash, but he died a short time later.

El Paso Herald-Post Texas 1945-11-10