The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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JWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER i7, 1947 12 Killed, 8 Hurt In Bomber Crash Army Officials Plan To Query Survivors; Blasts Wreck Plane TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 11 (UP) — Ofliclals planned today to qucs- tlou eiglit soldiers who survived n crash in which 12 comrades died when tlicir B-29 bomber ploughed into the desert and exploded last night. The plane crashed a few minutes after it took oft from Davls-Man- than Army Air Field a few miles from here, The eijiht survivors were iu a hospital today. Trie Army declined to say how bndly thev were Injured until their next of'kin were no- lllied. Names of the dead and Injured were to be announced today. Army experts hoped the survivors would be able to tell what caused the big four-engined craft to falter ana crash. Witnesses said the plane had 'just taken oft and was making its first turn cut of the take-off pir.- tern when It suddenly plummeted to the ground and bur-sl into flumes. It struck the earth two miles Southwest of Ihe field. Two explosions lollowed. It nit InstauUy The 12 crewmen died almost Instantly. The other elelH Crawled out of the burning wreckage before Die plane's gasoline tanks exploded. The explosions and intense heat prevented rescue workers from ap- proacliing close enough to attempt to save other crewmen. The plane ivns on a routine nav- lealion training night lo Jamaica, British West Indies. State Highway Patrolman V. M. Gibson said he helped lake eight Ixidles out of (lie wreckage. '•The piane was utterly demolished," he said. "It was in about 100 pieces winch were blown all over Hie i>!,ic<) by the explosions, It was spread over an area of about 200 yards." Artny chemical crew.s fought the fires -so that rescue crews could ^o m lot the bodies. Military policemen formed a cordon around the area. Only official military personnel were allowed, to approach the wreckage and a news photographer said he was barred from taking pictures of the scene. 'Die bomber was attached to thu 49tli Bomb Squadron of the 2nd Bomb Grqup. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) 'COURIER N1WS Just Like Home—Almost Cuban Court Modifies : Schmidt Murder Charge i HAVANA, Dec:. 17 (UP)—The 1 murder chnrge ugainst Patricia (Sa- Tlic.sc twin violin' bear cubs, less Ihnn » cl:iy oM, arc loil niilU Hum a buttle as llieir only chance lor survival, niter llicir he;itilci,s mother reinsert to nyrse llicm at Wiisliinglon, D. C., Z«' lira) Schmidt, who Is charged with Ihe yiiclit .slaying of Jollli Lester Mec, was modified by the public prosecutor lodny lo homicide, wlilcli Is equivalent to irmnslauKhter In the Unlled States. The mocliflcntlon cnme (luring a closed session of the liinl from which three representatives of the Unlled States embassy were barml by Judac Cri.sloljal More, Charles Hiuchm.son, first sccrel- ary nnd consul of tlip embassy, snltl the embassy representullvcs were withdrawn "al the request, of (he court." No Customer* ODSHKN, ind. 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