Today an airplane piloted by 1st Lt. Joseph Brown of Squadron 717th crashed near the field. What caused the accident no one knows although one chap who happened to be watching the plane said it suddenly nosed straight down. Eight men were killed instantly by the violence of the crash, “Joe” Brown, a Cincinnati boy, was one of the best liked officers in the Group and his loss was a severe blow to everyone. Two ground boys had gone along for the ride.

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