Maxton, NC Army Plane Crashes, Sep 1943
ARMY PLANE CRASH KILLS 25 SOLDIERS.
Maxton, N. C. (AP) -- Twenty-five soldiers died yesterday morning in the crash of an Army transport plane on the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base field two miles from here, the public relations office announced.
The big ship, making a routine flight, burned after it struck earth.
"Names of those killed will be available for release after next of kin have been notified," the PRO said.
No other details of the crash were made available beyond an announcement that a board of inquiry had been appointed.
Officers said it was the first aircraft fatality at the field which has been in operation more than a year. The base is an installation of the First Troop Carrier Command, under command of Col. V. A. PITTS.
The Troy Record New York 1943-09-21
BODIES OF VICTIMS OF PLANE CRASH IDENTIFIED BY AIR BASE AUTHORITIES.
Maxton, N. C., Sept. 23 (AP) -- The names of the 25 persons killed Monday in the crash of an Army transport from the Laurinburg-Maxton Air Force Base near here were announced by the base authorities.
The transport fell shortly after the takeoff here and burst into flames in woods near the end of the runway. All passengers and crew members were killed.
The list of dead, with next of kin:
Second Lt. J. F. REYNOLDS, pilot, Pope Field, father, William A. Reynolds, New Britain, Conn.
Second Lt. ROBERT GIFFORD WHITE, co-pilot, Pope Field, father, George A. White, Lynbrook, N. Y.
Sgt. LEONARD JAMES GOUGEON, crew chief, Pope Field, mother, Mrs. Katherine Gougeon, Florence, Mass.
Cpl. R. ROBY, radio operator, Pope Field, father, Arthur Roby, Los Angeles, Calif.
Cpl. BETTY WALKER DRISKILL, Wac mail carrier, Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base, mother, Mrs. Judson Lee Driskill, Crew, Va. Home address, Route 2, Oxboro Road, Durham, N. C.
Pfc. F. B. BALKIN, Army Air Base, Alliance, Neb., mother, Mrs. Anna Balkun, Verona, N. Y.
Capt. ROLAND B. COOPER, Camp Davis, N. C., wife, Mrs. Ruth N. Cooper, South Bend, Ind.
Cpl. ALBERT EDWARD NIES, Army Air Base, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Raleigh, N. C., mother, Mrs. Elevera Louise Nies, Chicago, Ill.
Pvt. JOSEPH JOHN BACON, Army Air Base, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Raleigh, N. C., home address, Whiting, Ind.
Flight Officer CHARLES GORMAN DUNCKLE, Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, wife, Mrs. Margaret Frances Dunckle, Amsterdam, N. Y.
Second Lt. FRANK WILLIAM NELLIS, Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, wife Mrs. Marie N. Nellis, Armonk, N. Y.
Second Lt. WILLIAM HOWARD BROWNHOLTZ, Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base, mother, Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownholtz, East Brooklyn, Bronxville, N. Y.
First Lt. JOHN LESTER KENNEDY, Pope Field, wife, Mrs. Norma Rose Kennedy, Cleveland, O.
Pvt. ALVIN LEROY MONTGOMERY, Camp MacKall, mother, Mrs. Bessie Montgomery, Alamosa, Colo.
Capt. PAUL WIDEMAN ARTHAUD, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., wife, Mrs. Alice M. Arthaud, Miami Beach, Fla.
Pfc. MELVIN SCHOENBERG, Camp Robinson, Ark., father, Samuel Schoenberg, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Second Lt. MARATHA ROSELLA WEBB, ANC, Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, mother, Mrs. Norma A. Webb, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Pfc. HOWARD DETERS, Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, mother, Mrs. Anna Deters, Reeman, Mich.
Capt. WILLIAM HOLAN ROBERTS, chaplain, Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, wife, Mrs. Wilie A. Roberts, Knoxville, Tenn.
Staff Sgt. F. R. McINTYRE, Pope Field, wife, Mrs. Margaret McIntyre, Atlantic City, N. J.
Sgt. GEORGE L. WEST, Baer Field, Ind., wife, Mrs. Gladys L. West, Cove City, N. C.
T-5 EDITH M. BALLENGER, Wac., Baer Field, Ind., husband, Walter E. Ballenger, Route 2, Blackford City, Ind.
First Lt. RALPH GERALD ROILAND, Fort Bragg, father, Thomas E. Boiland, Route 2, Kensington, Minn.
First Lt. JOHN L. JONES, Stout Field, Indianapolis, Ind., mother, Mrs. Nona Jones, Route 1, Hillsdale (Vermilion County), Ind.
Second Lt. J. E. WALSH, Stout Field, wife, Mrs. Anna Lee Walsh, Dallas, Tex.
Robisonian Lumberton North Carolina 1943-09-23