Glenrock, WY Bomber Crash, Feb 1943
Ten Soldiers Die In Bomber Crash
CASPER, Wyo., Feb. 27. (AP).----The names of ten men killed in the crash of an Army bomber from the Casper air base were announced Saturday by the public relations officer of the base.
The victims were:
Second Lieut. LEWIS E. MACHALA, Houston, Texas, pilot; Second Lieut. NED J. DeVRIES, copilot, Medford, Ore.; Second Lieut. HARRY M. CANNON, navigator, Columbiana, Ohio.; Second Lieut. JOSEPH N. HIRSHMAN, bombardier, Long Beach, Calif.; Staff Sergt. JOHN MADDEN, Owensville, Ind.; Staff Sergt. JOHN F. ELSON, Waynesburg, Ohio; Staff Sergt. EUGENE D. GILES Jr., Lafayette, Ind.; Staff Sergt. ALFRED W. FULLER, Southwick, Mass.; Staff Sergt. ROBERT C. PARROTT, Modesto, Calif.; Sergt. JAMES C. FISHER, Charlotte, N. C.
The plane crashed and burned Thursday night in the hilly country twenty-eight miles northwest of Glenrock, Wyo., as it neared a bombing range. The cause of the accident still is being investigated.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 Feb 1943