Albemarle Sound, NC (off shore) Navy Plane Crash, Apr 1943


Norfolk, Va. -- (AP) -- A Navy patrol plane crashed Tuesday night in Albemarle Sound 12 miles from Elizabeth City, N.C., and its eight occupants, two officers and six enlisted men are missing, the Fifth Naval District disclosed Thursday.
A search for the plane and the members of its crew was still in progress late this afternoon, following location of parts of the wreckage.
The Navy listed the missing men and their next of kin as follows:
Lieut. FREDERICK A. BROWN, JR., U.S.N., of Berkeley, Calif., the pilot, whose next of kin is his wife, Mrs. Jane V. Brown, of Berkeley.
Ensign ROBERT D. WARREN, JR., U.S.N.R., of Lufkin, Texas, his father, Robert D. Warren, of Lufkin.
LEWIS W. GRATTON, aviation pilot first class, U.S.N., of Alameda, Calif., his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Joy Gratton, of Alameda.
GUY N. NEWTON, avaiation machinist mate first class, U.S.N., of Bertram, Texas, his mother, Mrs. J. M. Newton, of Bertram.
LAVERNE D. BENTLEY, aviation machinist mate second class, U.S.N., of Escondido, Calif., his wife, Mrs. Ellen A. Bentley, of Escondido.
MAURICE B. TUROVER, aviation radio man second class, U.S.N., of 30 Anderson Street, Boston, Mass., his mother, Mrs. Lena Turover, of the same address.
WALTER K. ABRANZ, aviation radio man third class, U.S.N., of 2711 East 24th Street Terrace, Kansas City, Mo., his mother, Mrs. Floy Abranz, of the same address.

Kingsport News Tennessee 1943-04-02