Port Angeles, WA Coast Guard Plane Crash, May 1952

FOUR LOST IN PLANE CRASH.

Port Angeles (AP) -- A Coast Guard flying boat crashed on a takeoff here Tuesday and four men were lost as it broke apart.
The Coast Guard announcement of the crash said the four apparently were carried down with the main part of the plane.
Twelve were aboard the PM plane on the takeoff for a flight to Prince Rupert, B.C.
Two survivors were reported injured seriously; five received minor injuries and one was uninjured.
The plane crashed in the Straight of Juan de Fuca at the mouth of Port Angeles Bay.
The plane crashed after climbing about 200 feet on the takeoff. It broke up on hitting the water. Some broken parts of the craft were towed ashore later.
Names of the missing and injured were not announced immediately.
Salvage operations were begun at the scene.
The Coast Guard said the plane was an
"administrative flight."

The Daily Chronicle Centralia Washington 1952-05-27

Casualties:
Lt. (jg) RICHARD J. TOMOZER, Coast Guard.
AL1 BERNARD MOORE, Coast Guard
AL2 BLAINE E. WOODARD, Coast Guard
TSgt. H. B. COLBECK, U.S.A.F.