Captain U. S. Army Air Corps
Captain Erwin was the pilot of U.S.
Army Air Corps B-29A Superfortress
#42-93842, serving with the 502nd Bomb
Group, 411th Bomb Squadron, Grand
Island Army Airfield.
He was fatally injured attempting to set
down the bomber in an emergency crash
landing, one mile south of Ogden, Kansas
(near Fort Riley), due to engine fires.
Also killed in the crash were:
2nd Lt. Edwin E. Courter
2nd Lt. Donald C. Tarr
S/Sgt. Francis J. Merdan
S/Sgt. Anthony P. Tomaini
Cpl. Joe F. Horn
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