Mount Holyoke, MA Bomber Crashes, May 1944
HEAVY BOMBER CRASHES MT. HOLYOKE, 10 KILLED.
New York, May 28. -- (AP) -- Ten army fliers were killed when a heavy four-engined bomber crashed into the side of Mount Holyoke, near South Hadley, Mass., about midnight last night, the first air force announced today.
The crash occurred a few minutes after the plane took off from Westover field on a night combat training mission. The plane fell into a heavily wooded section and burned.
The B-24 bomber burst into flames and exploded.
The dead are:
2nd Lt. TALBOT M. MALCOLM, JR., 21, Bennetsville, S.C., pilot.
2nd Lt. JOHN D. LOGAN, 20, Topeka, Kan., co-pilot.
2nd Lt. DONALD DOWDEN, 25, Minneapolis, Minn., navigator.
2nd Lt. WILLIAM M. ASHLEY, JR., 20, Perrysburg, O., bombardier.
Sgt. WILBURN H. DECHERT, 21, Fredricksburg, Tex., engineer.
Sgt. AMBROSE D. GRIFFITHS, 28, Arlington, Mass., radio operator.
Cpl. KEARNEY D. PADGETT, 24, Gulfport, Miss., assistant engineer.
Cpl. ROBERT. J. OHR, 20, Chicago, Ill., assistant radio operator.
Cpl. RONALD C. LLOYD, 29, Seaford, Del., gunner.
Sgt. ARNOLD H. ANDERSON, 23, Chicago, Ill., armorer-gunner.
Charleston Gazette West Virginia 1944-05-29