|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1945|
Second Lieutenant Blake was the co-pilot
of U.S. Army Air Corps B-24D Liberator
#42-40427, serving with the 212th Base
Unit/Combat Crew Training Squadron from
Gowen Field, Idaho.
While on the return leg of a training
flight which took the crew from Idaho to
Hamilton Field in California, the bomber
collided with a ridgeline in the Pueblo
Mountain Range, five miles north of Denio,
Nevada, but on the Oregon side of the
stateline. All eleven crew perished.
It took Army recovery crews three days to
locate the remote wreckage and recover the
The crew members killed were:
2nd Lt. Edward A. Bucek, pilot, West Allis,
Flt. Off. Anton Pecnik, Two Rivers, Wis.
Flt. Off. Roy L. Pierson, Cadillac, Mich.
T/Sgt. Ernest E. Kampinen, Ashtabula, Ohio
S/Sgt. Dean H. Sautter, Grand Rapids, Ohio
Cpl. Edmund J. Green, Stratton, Colo.
Cpl. Arthur G. Manchester, Lockport, N.Y.
Pfc. Sidney M. Davis, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pfc. Carl E. McDaniel, Troy, Ohio
Pfc. George B. Wilkins, Jr., Rockville, N.Y.
Jesse A Blake (1892 - 1932)
Maude Flynn Moos (1891 - 1967)
Dorothy A Blake Jarman (1914 - 1999)*
Allen Dale Blake (1916 - 1945)
2 LIEUT. ARMY AIR FORCES
West Batavia Cemetery
Plot: Section 1, Lot 544, Grave 9
Created by: Gary King
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16851215