Alliance, NE Transport Plane Crash, Sep 1943
TRANSPORT PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.
Alliance, Neb. -- (AP) -- A transport plane, which had taken off from the Alliance Army Air Field, crashed in the Sandhills a few miles from the Air Field. The plane was to practice communication with the Scottsbluff Radio Range. Both pilots were killed instantly, when for an unknown reason the plane crashed to the ground.
Heavy fog hindered the search from the air, however, a rancher found the wreckage while checking his stock.
Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1943-09-30
The Victims of the Crash:
Second Lt. WILLIAM CARDIE, pilot, Plainfield, N.J.
Second Lt. ROBERT G. BARTELS, co-pilot, Blasdell, N.Y.