Army & Navy: Three Miles East

"A 6-24 bomber, on a routine training flight, crashed at 4:30 p.m., three miles east of the base. It is believed the entire crew of ten was killed. The plane was completely destroyed by fire. . . . Names of casualties are withheld until next of kin can be notified." So announced Gowan Field, Idaho.

This flight had seemed no different from any other. The huge Liberator thundered down the concrete runway. The nose lifted, and she gracefully soared a couple of hundred feet. She swung sidewards, on one wing, and onlookers thought...

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