|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1908|
|Death: ||May 5, 1943|
SSGT, 561 AAF BOMB SQ, 388 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
Served at Wendover Field, Utah. One of eight airmen killed in the crash of B-17F Flying Fortress #42-29562, two miles southeast of Soda Springs, Idaho.
NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1943, PAGE SIX
WENDOVER ARMY FLIERS DIE IN CRASH
FOUR OTHERS INJURED AS BOMBER HITS POWER LINE
Seven army fliers from the Wendover Army Air Base were killed early yesterday and four others were injured when a four-motored bomber in which they were riding crashed two miles out of Soda Springs, Utah.
The dead are: 2nd Lieut Donald T. Arnold, navigator, Route 7, Box 289, Atlanta, Georgia
Staff Sgt Adolph Zuelly, 943 Main street, Tell City, Ind.
STAFF SGT. ELMER C. BARSIG, 5242 MAPLE AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MO
Staff Sgt. Richard L. Atkinson, 631 Long Branch Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.
Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Smith, 411 Fifty-sixth street, New York City, New York
Staff Sgt. Floyd F. Journeay, 36 Fourth street, New Hyde park, Long Island, N.Y.
Staff Sgt. George E. Clausius, Jr., 7923 South Harvard avenue, Chicago, Ill.
The injured were:
2nd Lieut. Dixie E. Reese, bombardier, 315 Market street, Silver City, N.M.
2nd Lieut. Melvin H. Williams, pilot, Cope, Colo.
2nd Lieut. Ardby G. Pratt, co-pilot, 108 Merrill avenue, Lowell, Mass.
Lieut. A.J. Madden, public relations officer at the Wendover base, announced yesterday that the plane was on a routine training flight to Pocatello, Idaho, and that it struck a high tension wire. Townspeople reported seeing the bomber circle Soda Springs for an hour and a half before it hit the line.
Soda Springs is just north of the Utah-Idaho border, about 200 miles northeast of Wendover and about 40 miles south of Pocatello.
Soda Springs Hotel Manager John Allis said "everyone in the vicinity knew the plane was in trouble, as it flew over the town a dozen times, at least, before it crashed."
Madden said a board of investigation had been appointed by the army to study the crash.
Vivian Barsig (1910 - 1991)*
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: SECTION OPS1 SITE 2298A
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Dec 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45736334