Blythe, CA Bomber Crash, Oct 1943


Blythe, Calif., Oct. 16 (AP) -- Ten Army fliers from the Blythe base were killed Friday night in the crash of their four-engine heavy bomber, which plowed into the McCoy Mountains, nine miles west of Blythe.

Army public relations announced this list of victims:

Lt. MERRILL BERNARD, pilot, Bethseda, Md.
Flight Officer DEAN M. MULEBERG, 23, co-pilot, Dayton, Pa.
Lt. ARTHUR OSBORN, 21, navigator, Fayetteville, Ark.
Lt. WILLIAM GRACE, JR., 21, Atlanta, Ga.
Sgt. WILLIS S. THURMOND, JR., 21, Atlanta, Ga.
Sgt. HOWARD E. HAZELWOOD, 19, Dexter, N.Y.
Sgt. PAUL C. GRIMM, Webster Groves, Mo.
Sgt. ORMOND E. MAY, 23, Walton, Neb.
Sgt. PAUL S. COLLEGE, 20, Greencastle, Pa.
Sgt. LEWIS J. BUESS, 34, radio operator, Forest, Ohio.

Avalanche Journal Lubbock Texas 1943-10-17