Chappell, NE Bomber Crash, June 1944


Alliance, Neb. (AP) -- A B-24 bomber on an operational flight from the Lincoln Army Air Field crashed near Chappell, Neb., about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Col. Tracy W. Dorsett, commander of the Alliance air base, announced Wednesday night. Ten crewmen were killed, but Colonel Dorsett said the names were being withheld until next of kin have been notified. Nine of the victims have been identified, and one awaits identification upon arrival of the bodies in Alliance.

Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1944-06-08



Alliance, Neb. (AP) -- Names of the ten crewmen killed Wednesday when a B-24 bomber from the Lincoln, Neb., Air Field crashed near Chappell, Neb., were disclosed Thursday by Col. Tracy W. Dorsett, commander of the Alliance air base.
The dead:
Second Lt. DONALD S. WALLACE, pilot, husband of Mrs. Juanita A. Wallace, Peculiar, Mo.
Second Lt. COLON A. HOLLAND, copilot, husband of Mrs. Christine J. Holland, Waynesboro, Miss.
Second Lt. FRANK K. DUFFEY, navigator, son of Frank Duffey, Jr., Cranford, N.J.
Staff Sgt. ROBERT E. ROGERS, engineer, son of Mrs. Emma R. Davis, Route 2, Camilla, Ga.
Staff Sgt. VANCE C. JOHNSON, radioman, son of Emil S. F. Johnson, Stromsburg, Neb.
Sgt. RALPH A. YOUNG, gunner, son of Mrs. Mattie E. Young, Miami, Okla.
Sgt. PETER L. ZAMBUTO, gunner, son of Luigi Zambuto, Rochester, N.Y.
Sgt. BERNARD T. CLARK, gunner, husband of Mrs. Veronica Clark, Bronx, N.Y.
Master Sgt. WILLIAM E. WEBSTER, husband of Mrs. Doris R. Webster, Laurens, N.Y.
Second Lt. PAUL E. ROSE, bombardier, son of Mrs. Lulu Rose, Mammoth Springs, Ark.

Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1944-06-09