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Lanesville, WV airplane crash, Apr 1947

Body of Missing Flyer is Found

ELKINS, W. Va., April 7 - (UP) - The broken body of John F. Mannierre, 44, missing since March 25 on a flight to this city, was found in his smashed aircraft yesterday high upon the side of a 4,000-foot mountain near the hamlet of Lanesville.

State Police Sgt. J. M. Johnson said a young man and a boy searching for strayed sheep, came upon the wreckage which had been sought vainly by 10 army aircraft and by state police and civilian volunteers on foot.

Mannierre, a Winnetka, Ill., resident who recently was appointed an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission, failed to land at the Elkins airport after taking off from Huntington.

JOhnson credited Elmer Roy, 20 and Joe Pennington, 14, both of Dry Fork, Randolph county, with making the discovery.

The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH 8 Apr 1947

article | by Dr. Radut