1942 - SIX KILLED AS TWO TRAINING PLANES CRASH AT ROSWELL. BOMBERS COLLIDE WHILE ON PRACTICE MISSION, ARMY REPORTS. ONE SHIP BURNS.
Roswell, N. M., Sept. 8 (AP) - A mid-air collision at 4000 feet between two Army training bombers cost the lives of six airmen Tuesday, two of them aviation cadets from the Roswell Army Flying School.
The Army said two ships of a three-plane formation on a practice bombing mission collided and crashed 10 miles northwest of Roswell. One ship burned after striking the ground.
The dead, as announced by the Army:
Lieut. DAVID P. GRIFFITHS, 24, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lieut. WILLIAM P. NEWBY, 22, San Jose, Cal.
Lieut. OSCAR W. TREDMORE, 27, Franklin, Ohio.
Cadet ALLEN W. HOTTOIS, Lakewood, Ohio.
Cadet GERALD F. McKENNA, 20, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pvt. VERNON T. McKELVEY, Fort Cobb, Ohio.
Lieut. GRIFFITHS was piloting one plane, with Lieut. NEWBY and Cadet McKENNA filling out the crew. The other plane was piloted by Lieut. TREDMORE.
TREDMORE'S plane burned after it crashed.
The Army released no other details.
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