Newspaper Article Announcing 
Plane Crash that Killed 
Staff Sergeant Walker Henry McCartney

Contributed by Judy 


 

Newspaper article header for plane crash of Staff Sergeant Walker Henry McCartney
Newspaper article Staff Sergeant Walker Henry McCartney killed in plane crash
AIR SERGEANT DIES IN CRASH OF HIS PLANE

Walker Henry McCartney Victim of Accident Near Lincoln, Nebraska, Family Told

Word has been received here from military authorities at Lincoln, Neb., imparting the news that a Canonsburg [Pa] man had been killed in line of duty with the air force, near Alliance, Neb., yesterday.

The victim is Staff Sergeant Walker Henry McCartney, 29 ?, of 377 Elm street.

The word from his commanding officer to his [e.g. Walker Henry McCartney's] family was to the effect that he had met death in an aircraft accident early Monday morning.  No details were forthcoming, but it was indicated that the body would be shipped home when it has cleared the necessary military routine.

Sergt. McCartney enlisted in the air corps on April 14, 1942 and has risen to one of the highest non-commissioned posts in the air service. Before he entered the service he was a carpenter here.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Pauline McCartney and three children, Raymond, Walter and Loretta, as well as his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCartney of the Meadowlands [Pa] area.

Funeral Director John YO_EY _____ with military ___ officiated and will be apprised of the time when the body of the soldier __ to be shipped home.

 

 

 

Submitted by Judy McCartney 

 

 

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S.Sgt. McCartney Killed in Plane Crash

 

 

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