Dakota City, NE Transport Crashes, Jan 1944
THREE OFFICERS KILLED IN CARGO PLANE CRASH.
Sioux City, Ia. -- (UP) -- Three army officers from the St. Joseph, Mo., air transport command were killed early Monday when their C-39 cargo plane crashed and burned one mile and a half southwest of Dakota City, Neb.
The plane was on a routine flight from St. Joseph. It crashed shortly after taking off from the Sioiux City air base at 12:40 a.m.
Rosecrans Field public relations officers at St. Joseph listed the victims as:
Second Lieut. FRANCIS M. WICKSTROM, 23, transport instructor, Ponca, Neb., and Ogden, Utah.
Second Lieut. CLAUDE E. PHILLIPS, 24, copilot/student, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Second Lieut. ROBERT E. NETTERVILLE, copilot/student, Greenville, S.C.
All were married. Their wives were living in St. Joseph.
Wisconsin State Journal Madison 1944-02-01