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Information for Donald Arthur Gooder
 2 November, 1918 - 5 September, 1943
The Caldwell News-Tribune
Tuesday, 7 September, 1943
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Wilders Boy Dies
In Bomber Crash

     DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Sgt. Donald A. Gooder, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Allen A. Gooder of Wilder, Ida., was killed in the crash of a heavy bomber from the Dyersburg base.
     Eleven fliers were killed when two planes collided in flight, the base public relations office announced.  The accident occurred Saturday.

Note - Also this article from The Caldwell News-Tribune
Wednesday, 8 September, 1943


Body of Wilder
Soldier Coming
For Funeral Here

     Sgt. Donald Arthur Gooder of Wilder, killed in an airplane accident in Arkansas, was a member of bombardier squadron No. 502.
     He was born on Nov. 2, 1918, in Phillips county, Kas., and is survived by his father, Allen A. Gooder, and a stepmother, Fern May Gooder, of Wilder; four sisters - Vivian Bronson of Wilder, Fern and Winona Gooder of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Jean Chester of Atlantic City, J. J., and a brother, Allen F. Gooder of Wilder.
     The body is being shipped to the Peckham funeral parlors.  funeral services are to be announced, and interment will be in the cemetery at Wilder.


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