Submitted by: Stephen D. Williams
page 5, column 3
PICHER ARMY PILOT
KILLED IN CRASH
Lieutenant Charles H. Post Dies
When Plane Falls Near Army
Base at Liberal, Kan.
Picher, Okla., July 25--Second lieutenant Charles H. Post, 25 years old,
a son of M. L. Post, Picher newspaper editor, was killed in a plane crash
near the army air base at Liberal, Kan., this afternoon, relatives were
Post, who formerly worked in his father's newspaper plant, the Tri-State
Tribune, was a pilot of a B-24 bomber.
On a combat training flight, the plane crashed and burned about 10 miles
north of the southwest Kansas pilot training school at 2:20 o'clock,
after four of the five occupants had abandoned the craft.
Killed besides Post was First Lieutenant Maurice L. Forrey, flying
instructor, 28-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Forrey of Bisbee,
Ariz. He died in the flaming wreckage.
Lieutenant Post was killed when his parachute failed to open as he bailed
out at a height of 50 feet.
Two other student officers and an enlisted aerial engineer parachuted to
Post had been in active service three years and was in the army reserves
three and one-half years in Arkansas before coming to Picher. Surviving
besides his parents are his widow, Mrs. Florence Warmack Post of Liberal;
his mother, Mrs. Ada Post of Mound City, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth
Mathews of Mound City; a halfbrother, John Post; a halfsister, Joan Post,
the latter two of Picher, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Post
of Mound City and Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Ward of Blue Mound, Kan.
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