Caaptain Ben Atcheson Killed while on active duty
Lubbock Man Is Crash Victim Capt,'-Ben R. Atcheson of Lubbock, member of the United States Air forces in Latin America, has been killed in an airplane accident at Zandery field, Dutch Guiana according to a War department communication received here Monday night. A sister, Mrs. M. J. Aderton of 3005 Twenty-second street, was notified of his death in a telegram, but details of the time and manner of the death were lacking, except that it was accidental and did not occur in action against the enemy. Received Letter Wednesday Capt. Atcheson had lived in Lubbock many years before joining 'the Air Corps two years ago. He attended Lubbock schools, including Lubbock High school and Texas Technological college. He formerly was employed in the engineering department of West Texas Gas company. Mrs.'Aderton only Monday received a letter from him, dated ast Wednesday. Capt. Atcheson was a flying of- iicer and served as a pursuit pilot Three Brothers Survive Survivors, other than Mrs. Ader- ' ton, are three brothers: James Atcheson. an architect formerly of the firm of Walker and Atche- j son, who now is stationed with the Aroiy engineers corps in Albuquerque, N M.; Mack Atcheson, a iexss Tech graduate now await- ng call to active duty with the Army Air corps; and Frank Atcheson, who is a member of the Royal Canadian Air force now stationed at Rivers, Manitoba. He was the son of the late Mr nd Mrs. Frank Atcheson of Lubock.