Alliance, NE Transport Plane Crash, Sep 1943


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.


2nd Lt. William Cardie

Thanks for posting. Lt. Cardie was my mothers brother, my uncle, and was killed while she was still in High School. Of course I was born quite a bit later but never heard enough about Uncle Bill. He was born in Scotland, the first and only son of a "surviving son", my grandfather Robert Cardie (who lost all 5 or his brothers in the Boer War), and the last Cardie from Glasgow. I'd love to get out there sometime to visit the site.