|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1923|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1944|
Milton served as a Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.
He resided at 838 Gephart Drive, Cumberland, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 11, 1943 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Milton was killed in a mid-air collision aboard AT-6D "Texan" (#41-34172) while training at Luke Field, Arizona during the war.
Service # 13186042
Also killed on this flight:
McPherson, Ian - 2nd Lt, Florida
Below Article found by: Charles Riend
Cumberland Evening Times on Friday, July 28, 1944, second section, col. 4.:
PLANE VICTIM — Funeral services for Air Cadet Milton W. Athey, (above), who would have been 21 years old today, victim of an airplane accident Tuesday night at Luke Field Phoenix, Ariz., will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church here with the Rev. William A. Eisenberger officiating.
The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Athey, 838 Gephart Drive, were advised today the body will arrive here early Monday morning, accompanied by Lieut. James E. Shirley. It will remain at the Stein Funeral Home until the funeral. Cadet Athey's brother, Lieut. Edward L. Athey, will arrive tonight from Randolph Field, Texas.
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Singing Tower 491 space 1
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69826114
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Died in the service of his country 70 years ago in a mid-air collision aboard AT-6D "Texan" #41-34172 while training at Luke Field, AZ--2nd Lt. Ian McPherson also perished|
Added: Jul. 26, 2014
A heartfelt thank you for your service.|
Added: Jan. 17, 2014
Added: May. 14, 2011