Blythe, CA Bomber Crash, Mar 1943



Blythe, Cal., March 18 (UP) -- The army today disclosed the death of seven men in the crash of a four-motored bomber seven miles south of here last night.
Public relations officers said the plane had laft the airbase on a routine flight less than an hour before it crashed. An army board immediately began an investigation.
The dead:
Flight Officer DONALD R. KRUMM, 23, Van Horn, Ia., pilot.
Second Lt. JOSEPH L. BLUNK, 19, San Mateo, Cal., co-pilot.
Second Lt. JOSEPH P. BARRON, 24, Dallas, Tx., passenger.
Second Lt. BENJAMIN W. JUMP, 23, Cedar Rapids, Ia., passenger.
Staff Sgt. DONALD W. LEHMAN, 25, Cedar Rapids, Ia., Aerial engineer.
Staff Sgt. OLEUS J. ROBICHAUX, 21, Lafayette, La., radio operator.
Pvt. OREN MONCEAUX, 22, Crowley, La., radio operator.

Nevada State Journal Reno 1943-03-19