Newark, NJ Bomber Crash, Feb 1942

Birth, Marriage & Death Records

TWO ARMY OFFICERS ARE KILLED DURING ATTEMPTED LANDING.

ARMY IDENTIFIES MEN; BOARD OF OFFICERS IS TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT.

Newark, N.J., Feb. 6 (AP) -- The two army officers killed when their A-26 attack bomber overshot Newark Airport while attempting an emergency landing yesterday were identified last night by the army as First Lt. THOMAS F. GALLAGHER, 24, of Fishers Island, N.Y., and First Lt. GEORGE P. KENDALL, 30, of Brooklyn.
Lt. GALLAGHER, the son of Col. and Mrs. S. S. Gallagher of Fort H. G. Wright, Fishers Island, was unmarried and stationed at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. Lt. KENDALL, a signal corps officer, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Kendall, 518 East 22nd Street, Brooklyn. Married and the father of one child, he was stationed at Gravelly Point, Washington, D.C.
A board of officers was named to investigate the crash.
Wreckage of the plane, which was on a flight from Lake Charles, La., to Newark, was strewn for more than 200 years. An airport spokesman said the craft crashed through a fence separating the airport from the Central Railroad at New Jersey railroad tracks, bounded over the tracks and came to rest some distance away.

The Kingston Daily Freeman New York 1942-02-06