Fountain, CO Bomber Crash, Sep 1943


(Associated Press)
Denver, Sept. 29. -- A parachute saved one army man's life, but 11 other crewmen in a heavy bomber died when the plane crashed yesterday near Fountain, 10 miles south of Colorado Springs.
Lowry Field of Denver, home base of the Liberator bomber, announced that is crashed on a "routine training flight."
Sgt. WILLIAM BAKER (address not given) bailed out and was not injured.
Residents of Fountain had reported that a bomber circled the town apparently in trouble, then appeared to come down in a wing-over.
Mrs. Clara Peebles, wife of a deputy sheriff at Fountain, said she saw something fall which she believed at first was a wing of the plane, but later appeared to be a man parachuting down.
The plane crashed into the side of a hill yesterday morning.
The parachutist reportedly landed on a farm land.
The names of the 11 dead were announced as:
First Lt. MYLARD B. BOOKMILLER, New York City and Denver.
Second Lt. WILLIAM G. DRUM, San Francisco.
Second Lt. SAMUEL M. SCHAAD, Williams, Calif.
Second Lt. JOSEPH M. LOSONSKY, New York City and Denver.
Second Lt. IRA L. CLAMP, Newberry, S.C.
Sgt. BERNARD A. WILLEY, Forest Hill, W. Va.
Cpt. CHARLES C. CLANCY, Alburquerque, N.M.
Sgt. R. E. WHITESIDE, Hampshire, Tenn.
Sgt. LEROY G. QUATTROCELLI, Southbridge, Mass.
Sgt. JOHN E. MYREK, West Sand Lake, N.Y.
Cpl. JOHN EMERY, San Francisco.

Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1943-09-29