Major Ream Death

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Major Ream Death - II I IS LEO III DOS DIVE Br ME Second Fatality...
II I IS LEO III DOS DIVE Br ME Second Fatality Befalls the Flying Circus From In - dlanapolls to St Louis ST LOUIS August 14 Major William R Ream of San Diego flight surgeon of th British - AmericanAmerican AmericanAmerican flying ctrcue which etartcd early today from Indianapolis to St Louie was killed when an airplane piloted by Lieutenant Wesley Banner Banner of Metuchln N J felt ISO feet at Effingham Ilia at 1 A M Lieutenant Banner eufferod a compound compound fractur of a leg and Internal Injuria Hla condition la reported eertoue According to Information reoelved here Lieutenant Banner wss approaching approaching a landing In a corn field one mil out of Effingham whea hla engine apparently stalled and hi plans did a nose dive t earth It was reportM th filer ran lata a everc rain and wind etorm which caused Lieutenant Benner to attempt to land Two machine previously had made a sate landing In th Held Four machines landed safely Just outside of MarahalL UU about fortyv mtlea weat of Terr Haute and one landed at Martlnsrllle I1L Major Roams death wa th eeo - ond lne th mleslon started on a tour of Middle Weatern cltlea Caataln Jama Fltsmorrls of th British fly Ing corps was killed tha flret day August 14 Just out af Cincinnati Major Ream waa 41 years old served on the Mexican border and until hU aaalgnroeat on thla firing tour waa at a flying field near Baa Diego

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 25 Aug 1918, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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