Kuna, ID Bomber Crash, Jan 1943

9 KILLED AS ARMY BOMBER CRASHES NEAR KUNA, IDA.

Boise, Ida., Jan. 16 -- (UP) -- The crash of a heavy bomber in the rolling, sagebrush covered desert near Kuna, Ida., about 10 miles southwest of Boise, has killed nine men, Capt. E. L. Davis, Gowen Field public relations officer, announced today.
Davis said the crash occurred shortly after midnight while the plane was on a routine training flight from Gowen Field. The nine men killed were the members of the crew.
Davis said names of the victims would not be released until they had been identified and next of kin notified. He said the heavy bomber "was badly wrecked."

The Yuma Daily Sun Arizona 1943-01-16

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ARMY LISTS VICTIMS OF BOMBER CRASH.

ONE CREW MEMBER ESCAPES DEATH.

Boise, Idaho, Jan. 17. -- (AP) -- Names of 10 airmen killed in the crash of an army heavy bomber 10 miles southwest of Boise early Saturday were announced Sunday by Captain E. L. Davis, Gowen Field public relations officer.
One crew member escaped death, suffering only a broken arm and shoulder injuries.
The dead:
Second Lieutenant PAUL C. PAINTER, 25, Mount Vernon, Ohio, pilot.
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM W. REED, JR., 25, Cashmere, Wash., co-pilot.
Second Lieutenant RAYMONG HAYES, 21, Clarendon, Texas, navigator.
Second Lieutenant HOWARD H. NORTON, 22, Tulsa, Okla., bombardier.
Staff Sergeant ROLLEN H. EUBANK, 25, Allen, Okla.
Sergeant PASQUALINO P. PATRI, 20, Netcong, N.J.
Staff Sergeant WILLIAM J. GRIFFITHS, 27, Oxford, Ind.
Staff Sergeant RAY A. ETHERTON, JR., 21, Ellenwood, Kan.
Staff Sergeant CHRISTIAN F. WEINHOLD, 22, Onklin, N.J.
Sergeant ARTHUR P. MAYER, age not listed, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The survivor was Sergeant JOSEPH MOSCICKI, 25, radioman-gunner, Batavia, N.Y.
The first announcement of the crash had said only nine men were killed.
Captain Davis still declined to deny or confirm reports the crash occurred after a midair collision with another bomber, which was said to have landed safely at the field despite serious damage after preparations had been made there for a crash landing.
A board of inquiry continued its investigation of the crash Sunday.

Billings Gazette Montana 1943-01-18