Floydada, TX Bomber Crash, Mar 1944


Colorado Springs, Colo., March 27. -- (AP) -- Nine persons were killed Sunday night when an Army Liberator bomber from Peterson field here crashed and burned about three miles south of Floydada, Texas, Col. William Lewis, Jr., station commandant, announced tonight.
The plane was on a routine navigation training flight.
The dead:
Second Lt. LESLIE A. PORTER, JR., Oakland, N.J.
Second Lt. DONALD NOVAK, Throop, Pa.
Second Lt. JAMES A. GARVEY, New York.
Second Lt. FRANK P. SZIGUTH, Allentown, Pa.
Sgt. PEDRO S. MESSA, Houston, Texas.
Sgt. JOSEPH M. MILLER, Chicago.
Sgt. HARVIE S. VANCE, Kernersville, N.C.
Sgt. GEORGE L. THOMAS, Cochranville, Pa.
Sgt. JAMES L. DRIVER, Memphis, Tenn.

Morning Avalanche Lubbock Texas 1944-03-28