Bagley, UT Train Wreck, Dec 1944

Train Victims Listed By U. S. Army, Navy Aides.

Names of 29 service personnel killed in the Southern Pacific train wreck west of here Sunday were listed today by army and navy authorities, as follows:

Pvt. STEVEN W. SOLTIS, Lakewood, Ohio.
WALTER A. CLEMENT, JR., Belfast, Maine.
Pvt. CECIL G. LUTTRELL, San Rafael, Calif.
Pvt. WALTER BERNSTEIN, Oakland, Calif.
Pvt. ROBERT E. WIELAND, Lake View, Iowa.
Pvt. GLENN E. YOUMANS, Kensett, Iowa.
Pfc. EARL MADSEN, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Corp. ISRAEL RAND, Reno army airbase.

Maritime Service:
JOSEPH J. ZEHNLEY, steward's mate second class, Long Prairie, Minn.
Marine S/Sgt. THOMAS L. DOWLING, son of Thomas L. Dowling, St., San Jose, Calif.
Coast Guard Seaman 2/C ROBERT H. PAGEL, Detroit.

WILFORD SMITH II, water tender, Portland, Maine.
GRANT F. SMITH, seaman, Middlesboro, Ky.
GEORGE B. SCOTT, fireman, Catasauqua, Pa.
ERNEST L. BOUMONT, aviation cadet, Wahpeton, North Dakota.
FRANK W. ZIOLOWSKI, seaman, Natrona, Pa.
RALPH E. ZIMA, seaman, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
GORDON N. ROLAND, carpenter's mate, Bayport, Minn.
HARLEY A. THOMSON, fireman, Milwaukee, Wis.
GEORGE E. AMLOT, boatswain's mate, Wyandotte, Mich.
EARL DILLEHAY, JR., fireman, Greenville, Mich.
FRED L. PEAVY, boatswain's mate, Scotland, Ga.
LEO B. MARVIN, seaman, Franklin, Mich.
WILLIAM B. ROBBINS, seaman, Balboa, Canal Zone.
JOHN R. JOHNSON, SR., electrician's mate, Quakertown, Pa.
SIDNEY J. CHAMBERS, shipfitter, Minden, W. Va.

Names of three injured servicemen, who were taken to an army hospital at Auburn, Calif., were also released. They are:
Pvt. G. J. PRESCOTT, lacerated left foot.
G. E. FISHER, rank not reported, military policeman, knee and back injuries.
Pfc. LOUIS LYNCH, hip and pelvis injuries.

The Ogden Standard-Examiner Utah 1945-01-01



Does anyone know if there is a list anywhere of all aboard when this happened? I am searching for a relative.


Just wanted to comment that I am one of the survivors of this train wreck. According to my parents, I was traveling with my mother and my grandmother on my dads side. I was two months old and in later years I was told of the train wreck. We were traveling to meet my father who was serving in the Marine Corps in California. Mother and grandma said they remembered the train stopping for a long period of time and then suddenly starting again and traveling on to California. My father heard of the wreck while he was waiting for us at the depot in California and did not know if we were part of the dead or alive until the three of us walked up to him at the depot. I am 72 years old now and with the internet available I searched for the story I was told as I was growing up. Thank you for offering the evidence needed to support the story I was told over the last 60 years.