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Sgt Francis Dayton Santmyer
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Birth: May 21, 1916
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1942
Tucson
Pinal County
Arizona, USA

age: 26 yrs 6 mos 14 dys
Residence: Syracuse, New York
AZ Certificate of Death

Father: John T Santmyer
--birthplace: n/a

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8 BELIEVED DEAD IN BOMBER CRASH.

Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 5. (AP) -- Seven crew members perished when a four-motored army bomber crashed and burned on the desert near Florence, Ariz., Friday, Capt. Fred Finney, public relations officer at Davis-Monthan Field, reported tonight.

The dead were:
Lt. ROBERT ADAMS, pilot.
2nd Lt. ARTHUR EIDSON, co-pilot, Odessa, Tex.
Sgt. JAMES AKINS, engineer.
S/Sgt. FRANCIS SANTMYER, radio operator.
Sgt. ARMAND PELTIER, gunner.
Pvt. EDWARD ZIENTARSKI, radio/gunner.
Pvt. MILTON KEINHOLZ, gunner.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by an army board.

Big Spring Daily Herald Texas 1942-12-06
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Researched and Transcribed by Stu Beitler.
Thank you, Stu!
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Tipton Santmyer (1883 - 1937)
  Laura Santmyer (1889 - 1981)
 
Burial:
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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