Bailey, CO (near) Bomber Crash, Sep 1943


(Associated Press)
Denver, Oct. 3. -- Eleven men perished when a Liberator bomber from Lowry Field crashed and burned on a mountainside near Bailey, 60 miles southwest of Denver, Thursday night, army officials announced last night.
The number of casualties and their identification had been withheld pending notification of the next of kin of the dead fliers and completion of preliminary investigation, Maj. Milton R. Stahl, intelligence officer of the group to which the bomber was attached, said.
Deaths of the 11 in the Bailey crash brought to 36 the number killed in similar bomber accidents, one of which occurred in South Denver last Sunday, in a week in Colorado.
Two men escaped from the four crashes by parachuting.
The 11 killed near Bailey were:
Second Lt. EDWARD W. DOUBLE, pilot, Buffalo, N.Y.
Second Lt. JOHN J. COOK, JR., co-pilot, Buffalo, N.Y.
Second Lt. CHARLES E. SAMSON, navigator, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sgt. HOWARD J. LAWLER, engineer, West Union, Ohio.
Sgt. NICHOLAS C. SALAMONE, aerial engineer, Norristown, Pa.
Sgt. NICK RAPPACH, radioman, Youngstown, Ohio.
Sgt. ORVILLE L. IVERSON, assistant radioman, Edmonds, Wash.
Sgt. MOSES ZEPKIN, gunner, Cleveland, Ohio.
Sgt. WILLIAM H. SHAW, gunner, Xenia, Ohio.
Sgt. VICTOR N. CONTI, passenger, Providence, R.I.
Tech. Sgt. JOHN J. GARVEY, JR., passenger, Chicopee, Mass.
The man who parachuted to safety was Second Lt.
HENRY A. McQUADE, the bombardier, who is now recovering from injuries not considered serious at the station hospital at Lowry Field, Major Stahl said.
McQUADE landed in heavy timber more than 10 miles from the crash scene. He spent the night in the woods and early Friday made his was afoot to the ranch of Charles Royal, 11 miles northwest of Bailey, where he was given first aid treatment and food.

The Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1943-10-04