Major William Ream

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Major William Ream - In com-ntttee ln- to-day formation, ''sits day...
In com-ntttee ln- to-day formation, ''sits day and nlgbt in an of. n in i little shack t a L'ntted States naval air station. iW.'jrrer . raised mna with' colored jfrfon -srVaicbed on them and little red-leadd pins stack la them.' His Job 1 , to keep Ubs On every German submarine 'ent. o fits- base.' He knows when they need air and how badly each -depth charge, dsjnages them. Be knows even when they must oome to tnei surface for the skipper to smoke a c!gar, for there is no smoking inside a subma- rlna. ' -' . '- Ensign Murphy's knowledge decided the success or failure of many young re serve ensigns of the naval flying force at the station.- Take, for Instance, en sign E. J. 8chleffelln. of New Tork, a member of the 1919 class al Tale University, who is a direct descendant of John Jay, of revolutionary- fame. Ensign Schieffelln was In Murphy's of fice early one morning when' that expert stuck a pin in the middle of his North Sea map and exclaimedr They'll be needing a smoke right about there. They have been under so many hours on such- end-such a course." In three hours they'll emerge, and" the reason will be tobacco. big . a NOSE DIVE Is Taken By Airplane. Aid Major William R. Ream, of (be British-AmfricaBS Sqitdren, Is Killed. ' St. Louis. August 24.-MaJor "William R. Rearn. of San uiego. .juti, nigm surgeon of the British-American 'Hy ing circus," which started early to-day fronijndianapolis to St.' Louis, was killed when an airplane piloted y Lieutenant Wesley Benoer. of Mut-chens. N. fell 1 feet at Efflngton. 111., at 10. a m. Lieutenant Benner suffered camT'Ound f nv-luV-j. or a e and internol lnjurlos. Ills oondili-r is reported serious. Other airplanes of the afluadron are .reported to have - landed , safely near Efflngton. J01 miles east of. St. Louis, after the accident. Attempts to reach St. Louie to-day were abandoned. 'According to Information received here Lieutenant Benner waa 'approach ing a landing in -a cornfield,' one mile out of "Effingham, when hi engine ap- .Fitv stalled and his plane did a nose 'dive to earth. It was reported the filers ran Into severe -rain and windstorm, which ; caused Lieutenant Benner to attempt to. land. - Two ma chines previously had made a safe landing' in tha ' field: Tour machines landed safely just outside Of Marshall, II., Kbout 0 miles west of Terre Haute and one landed at Martinsville. I1L .Major. Ream's death was the second since the' mission started on a tour of middle western cities. Captain James f its "MotTl, of the VBrltlsh . Flying Corns, was killed the. flrsf day. August 14. lust outside Cincinnati. , . Malor' Ream was 41 years Id. served on the Mexican, border., an nnVl.hio assignment to this flying tour wa at a flying field near San- Diego. CeV

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 25 Aug 1918, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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