Salton Sea, CA Navy Bomber Crash, Dec 1942


San Diego, Cal., Dec. 30 (AP) -- Crash of a navy patrol bomber in the Salton Sea, Imperial Valley, killing seven men and injuring the other two members of the crew was announced tonight by the 11th Naval District.
The dead:
Lt. WILLIAM O. CARLSON, plane commander; Seattle, Wash.
Lt. JACK E. BRENNER, pilot; Coronado, Cal.
Ens. J. DOUGLAS SIMMONS III, pilot; Cleveland, Mass.
W. A. MORGAN, aviation chief machinist's mate; San Diego, Cal.
LOUIS J. HANLON, aviation machinist's mate first class; Coronado, Cal.
J. W. JONES, aviation ordnanceman second class; Utica, New York.
J. J. O'CONNOR, aviation radioman third class; Denver, Colo.
Brenner formerly lived in Okmulgee, Okla.
Injured were:
Ens. WILLIAM R. PHARR, of Clarksdale, Miss.
FRANK J. PANKIEWICZ, aviation radioman third class, of St. Joseph, Mo.
They are expected to recover.
The navy said the bomber, on a routine training flight, crashed Sunday afternoon in the north end of the Salton Sea, which in 250 feet below sea level in a semi-desert area.
All bodies were recovered.

Amarillo Daily News Texas 1942-12-31