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Tonopah, NV (near) Bomber Crash, June 1944

6 MEN INJURED IN BOMBER CRASH.

Tonopah, Nev., June 19. -- (UP) -- Six men were injured slightly when a B-24 Liberator bomber crashed 50 miles east of Ely early Saturday morning, Col. Stanton T. Smith, commanding the Tonopah army air base announced today.
Engine failure developed during a combat training flight of the Tonopah based plane, it was announced. Col. Smith's announcement said the plane crashed, exploded and burned after the nine crew members had taken to parachutes.
Three crew members escaped uninjured.
Those who sustained slight injuries were listed as:
Lt. JOHN S. BUCHAN, Irvington, Va.
Flight Officer RALPH E. DONNELLY, Rensselaer, Ind.
Corp. WALTER J. LEPICK, Walzenburg, Colo.
Corp. FREDERICK RICHARDSON, Pilot Point, Tex.
Pfc. ROBERT J. ADAMS, Lone Wolf, Okla.
Pfc. DEORO M. PORTUGAL, Laredo, Tex.
Names of those uninjured were not announced.

Nevada State Journal Reno 1944-06-20



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