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USAAF/USAF AIRCRAFT 1918-1955

This list represents aircraft accidents involving aircraft assigned to this station or the vicinity before a permanent airport was built. We have worked to index as many as possible, but there are still many more that are missing, incomplete or erroneous. We will continue to add additional records as time permits. This page contains both minor and major aircraft accidents that occured both on and off of flying fields.

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DATE PILOT AC SN LOCATION
430217 BREMS, AXEL W BT-14 40-1243 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430222 ANDERSON, HOWELL P BT-14 40-1172 INDEPENDENCE AAF 6 MI W, KS
430227 MCELROY, WELDON W BT-14 40-1264 PALOS HIGHTS, KS
430303 CONNELL, MILTON M BT-14 40-1233 OLATHE NAS, KS
430304 BURGE, JACK N BT-14 40-1313 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430305 RABER, ARNOLD J BT-14 40-1359 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430306 CASTENSON, ROLAND C BT-14 40-1323 MARSHALL FIELD 50 MI SW, KS
430311 PULLEN, RAY B BT-14 40-1301 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430317 SAARI, LLOYD A BT-14 40-1112 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430318 ATTONE, JACOB C BT-14 40-1141 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430323 SHAPPELL, JAMES S BT-14 40-1240 CASSODAY, KS
430331 WEAVER, MAXWELL F BT-14 40-1237 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430401 TILTON, WILLIAM P BT-14 40-1274 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430403 MILES, MARK T BT-14 40-1282 CASSODAY, KS
430407 HILL, ELBERT H BT-14 40-1265 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430412 TOBIN, JOSEPH I BT-14 40-1359 CLAREMORE, OK
430412 COLL, DAVID J BT-14 40-1285 CLAREMORE, OK
430413 DAVIS, FRED A BT-14 40-1190 STROUD AUX, OK
430415 COLL, DAVID J BT-14 40-1285 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430415 COCHRANE, GEORGE B BT-14 40-1292 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430419 MILLER, ROBERT M BT-14 40-1268 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430422 FRANCIS, DON I BT-14 40-1329 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430423 SHILLINGER, DALE E BT-14 40-1226 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430424 SHILLINGER, DALE E BT-14 40-1249 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430428 BROWN, MERLE P BT-14 40-1140 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430501 MORRIS, HERBERT G BT-14 40-1260 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430505 MCCARTHY, ROBERT W BT-14 40-1236 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430511 RHOADES, JOHN J BT-14 40-1349 ELK CITY 7 MI N, KS
430513 PERDUE, RUBEN C BT-14 40-1131 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430523 STONE, ROBERT W BT-14 40-1342 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
430525 MALONE, PAUL E BT-14 40-1187 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430601 KILDAL, EDWIN BT-14 40-1114 WAYSIDE 2 MI S, KS
430603 DETRICK, FRANK M BT-14 40-1138 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430603 HAMILTON, ROBERT M BT-L4 40-1179 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430605 SMALL, JAMES E BT-14 40-1336 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430605 O'BRIEN, THOMAS J BT-14 40-1353 NEODESHA 5 MI E, KS
430607 BAYNE, EDWARD D BT-14 40-1244 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430607 MCGARRY, JAMES M BT-14 40-1297 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430608 WILLIAMS, RAYMOND L BT-14 40-1356 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430609 BRUTON, DONALD M BT-14 40-1140 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430610 GRAEB, KENNETH A BT-14 40-1265 FREDONIA 6 MI SE, KS
430610 GALER, MICHAEL J BT-14 40-1155 FREDONIA 6 MI E, KS
430613 LONG, RICHMOND J BT-14 40-1348 CASSODAY, KS
430614 ARENSON, KENNETH L BT-14 40-1280 LEBO, KS
430616 WHITFILL, WILLIAM E BT-14 40-1296 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
430617 DOWCETT, FREDERICK J BT-14 40-1249 ELK CITY 7 MI NE, KS
430617 OVERPECK, JAMES F BT-14 40-1115 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430617 STONE, HARLEY L BT-14 40-1226 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430625 FORKER, GEORGE W BT-14 40-1327 JOPLIN, MO
430627 HARDMAN, JOHN W BT-14 40-1351 DALLAS 3 MI N, IA
430703 SMITH, GEORGE P BT-14 40-1156 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430705 GAREGNANI, ANGELO A BT-14 40-1282 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430706 SAWYER, JAMES A BT-14 40-1129 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430708 WINGET, CLIFFORD L JR BT-13 40-1152 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430708 STITH, GEORGE N BT-14 40-1143 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430714 MATHER, JACK M BT-14 40-1313 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
430719 SNOW, CONLEY H BT-14 40-1116 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
430720 BUCHOLZ, BRUCE E BT-14 40-1295 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430721 ROOKER, BILLY R BT-14 40-1327 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430722 HOOVER, ALVA M BT-14 40-1314 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430722 FINKS, WILL S JR BT-14 40-1353 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430726 NEWTON, ROGER W BT-14 40-1159 INDEPENDENCE AAF 20 MI E, KS
430727 GOALSTONE, EUGENE D BT-14 40-1290 CASSODAY, KS
430727 SHAPPELL, JAMES S BT-14 40-1178 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430728 SCHUPAK, GEORGE BT-14 40-1281 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
430728 SCHUPAK, GEORGE BT-14 40-1334 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
430728 FALCONER, MELVIN R BT-14 40-1265 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
430731 POWELL, BENJAMIN L BT-14 40-1313 LINWOOD, KS
430803 FLYNN, JAMES M BT-14 40-1253 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430805 PAUMEN, DONALD J BT-14 40-1311 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430806 HENDRICKSON, FLOYD W BT-15 42-41943 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430806 HAMMOND, JEREMIAH F BT-14 40-1137 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430806 MEEKER, DOLSON G BT-14 40-1312 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430809 MILLER, WARREN E BT-14 40-1271 COFFEYVILLE AAF 6 MI W, KS
430811 SHRECK, CLARK J BT-14 40-1295 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430812 BRADLEY, JOHN G BT-14 40-1330 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430813 GOODSON, JOHN E BT-14 40-1292 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430814 ANDERSON, JOHN L BT-14 40-1268 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430817 KNISPEL, RAYMOND C BT-14 40-1134 CASSODAY, KS
430817 WOODS, THOMAS J BT-14 40-1284 CASSODAY, KS
430818 SCHULTHEIS, GEORGE L BT-14 40-1153 CASSODAY, KS
430820 JENKINS, EDWIN H BT-14 40-1275 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430823 BOYSEN, RANDOLPH H BT-14 40-1173 CHERRYVALE AUX 2.5 MI NW, KS
430825 FAHRNEY, RICHARD L BT-14 40-1133 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430827 POWELL, BENJAMIN L BT-15 42-41967 TINKER AAF, OK
430831 EHRHARDT, ROBERT W BT-14 40-1160 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430902 GATES, MAXWELL B BT-14 40-1316 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
430905 MALONE, PAUL E BT-14 40-1328 SPRINGFIELD, MO
430908 MAYER, DONALD E BT-14 40-1151 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430908 NOE, ROY F BT-14 40-1185 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430908 WOLLING, PHILLIP N BT-14 40-1221 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430908 JACOBS, LEE W BT-14 40-1346 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430909 LOEFFLER, CHARLES M BT-15 42-41964 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430911 CLARK, RICHARD H BT-14 40-1128 CASSODAY, KS
430911 GATES, MAXWELL B BT-14 40-1282 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430913 REED, JOHN B BT-14 40-1292 INDEPENDENCE AUX 8, KS
430913 BACHMAN, JOHN S BT-15 42-41853 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430913 FLYGE, ROLAND H BT-14 40-1177 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430913 WILLIAMS, DAVID L BT-14 40-1251 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430917 EARLY, ROBERT L BT-14 40-1297 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430920 WOLLING, PHILLIP N BT-14 40-1312 INDEPENDENCE AUX 8, KS
430921 KRUSE, CARL T BT-14 40-1224 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430921 QUEEN, JAMES C BT-14 40-1131 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
430922 STURM, KENNETH A BT-14 40-1286 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
430922 FULLER, GILBERT E BT-14 40-1274 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
430924 COPELAND, JAMES M BT-14 40-1330 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430924 LIND, ALAN G BT-14 40-12125 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
430924 FRICKE, BENJAMIN C BT-14 40-1269 INDEPENDENCE AAF 10 MI SW, KS
430927 COLE, JAMES E BT-14 40-1118 CHERRYVALE AUX, KS
431004 HARING, RUSSELL G BT-15 42-41836 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
431005 ALDER, DON B BT-14 40-1182 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431005 ALLEN, SHIRLEY M BT-15 42-41876 NEVADA, MO
431007 BOGGS, ROY V BT-15 42-41856 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431009 HAYES, CECIL E BT-14 40-1270 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431009 DAVIS, JASPER C JR BT-14 40-1341 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431010 RANDOL, FRANK J BT-14 40-1129 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431011 STERRETT, ROBERT E BT-14 40-1307 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431014 SLINKARD, ROGER M BT-15 42-41964 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431016 SOLLI, JASPER H BT-14 40-1325 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431018 JEFFERIES, CHARLES S JR BT-14 40-1237 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
431022 COX, EDWARD L JR BT-14 40-1322 INDEPENDENCE AUX 8, KS
431026 HOOTON, JOHN W BT-14 40-1130 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431027 MALONE, PAUL E BT-14 40-1328 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431027 CONNARD, MALCOLM J BT-14 40-1136 INDEPENDENCE AAF 15 MI SW, KS
431030 DUSCH, JULIUS H BT-15 42-41857 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
431108 STANSBERRY, ROBERT C UC-78B 42-71943 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
431117 KING, DUDLEY E UC-78B 42-71965 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431117 KING, DUDLEY E BT-14 40-1129 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431129 CLEVELAND, GORDON B UC-78B 42-435 CHANUTE FIELD, IL
431130 GOLDEN, JOHN F UC-78B 43-32186 INDEPENDENCE AUX 9, KS
431201 GILKERSON, DONALD F BT-14 40-1127 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431201 GREIN, ARNOLD J BT-14 40-1320 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431202 PREVILLE, DANIEL BT-14 40-1311 INDEPENDENCE AUX 7, KS
431210 CONROY, ROBERT R BT-14 40-1183 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431211 STAHL, ROBERT S BT-14 40-1285 INDEPENDENCE AUX 9 2 MI N, KS
431215 KUNKLE, GERALD BT-15 42-41838 INDEPENDENCE AAF 8 MI N, KS
431217 MCCLELLAND, JOHN S BT-14 40-1114 INDEPENDENCE AUX 9, KS
431217 SPRINGER, WALTER W BT-14 40-1157 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431218 O'CONNELL, JOHN H BT-14 40-1141 CHOTEAU, OK
431219 ELLIOTT, FELIX E JR BT-14 40-1275 BARTLESVILLE, OK
431221 SAAL, KENNETH F BT-14 40-1152 COLONY, KS
431222 NEWTON, JOHN C BT-14 40-1274 SHELDON, MO
431222 PRATHER, OWEN C BT-14 40-1198 SILOAM SPRINGS, AR
431230 CORSON, KENNETH V BT-14 40-1317 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431230 ZUMBRO, WILLIAM H BT-14 40-1359 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
431231 HORRISBERGER, ROBERT A BT-14 40-1265 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440109 MORAN, FLEMING H BT-14 40-1138 OKMULGEE, OK
440112 FITZGERALD, JOHN R BT-14 40-1251 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440112 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN L BT-14 40-1156 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440120 OCKELMAN, HOWARD H BT-14 40-1176 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440128 FLINN, JAMES H BT-14 40-1293 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440211 HILT, WILLIAM P BT-14 40-1330 INDEPENDENCE AAF 2 MI N, KS
440212 SNYDER, RUDOLPH H BT-14 40-1182 CLAREMORE, OK
440215 JOHNSON, RONALD R BT-14 40-1344 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440215 PUCKETT, R J BT-14 40-1206 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440216 TREMAINE, JOHN E BT-15 42-41829 MONETTE, KS
440222 MISCHINSKI, MATTHEW M BT-14 40-1283 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440223 STEPHENS, THOMAS E BT-14 40-1237 INDEPENDENCE AAF 7 MI NW, KS
440226 MARTINEAU, JOSEPH R BT-14 40-1275 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440302 WYCKOFF, W S BT-14 40-1208 CHERRYVALE AUX 9, KS
440307 MOOREFIELD, EDWARD A AT-7 42-2437 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440316 SMITH, JAMES F BT-14 40-1253 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440322 KING, OREN A BT-14 40-1339 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440325 DUCEY, THOMAS J BT-15 42-41981 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440325 POLAND, GENE - BT-15 42-41982 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440327 HANNA, LESTER W BT-15 42-42034 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440327 PARUSZEWSKI, MIRON R BT-15 42-41954 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440404 SWANSON, CHARLES C BT-14 40-1130 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440407 GARRETT, HOMER E BT-14 40-1164 INDEPENDENCE AUX 4, KS
440413 HUNT, RUSSELL H BT-14 40-1262 CANEY 3 MI E, KS
440413 TREVORROW, GROZIER R AT-13A 42-41832 TULSA, OK
440425 BENNINK, WILLIAM H BT-14 40-1303 SILOAM SPRINGS, AR
440503 BT-14 40-1201 KANSAS
440503 BT-14 40-1207 KANSAS
440505 BT-13A 42-41962 OKLAHOMA
440507 MARTIN, ROBERT E AT-11 40-1327 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440508 BOARDMAN, ROBERT L BT-14 40-1292 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440509 SAMPLEY, TROY A AT-14 40-1183 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440512 RODRIQUEZ, EDWARD PT-13A 42-41939 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440515 HOWARD, ROBERT J BT-14 40-1167 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440515 ROSS, JOSEPH E BT-14 40-1274 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440515 LOEFFLER, CHARLES, JR BT-14 40-1300 BURNS 3 MI W, KS
440515 PRICE, HAROLD A BT-14 40-1352 INDEPENDENCE AUX 3, KS
440515 BRYANT, ERMAND R BT-14 40-1360 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440517 HEYER, ARTHUR P BT-14 40-1306 HAVANA 3 MI E, KS
440522 HAUER, LESLIE J BT-14 40-1112 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440522 PETTERMAN, HARRY H BT-14 40-1140 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440522 YOUNG, JAMES H BT-14 40-1353 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440527 WOO, EDWARD BT-14 40-1177 RAMONA, OK
440527 SITTON, RAY B BT-14 40-1349 RAMONA, OK
440613 HALL, JOHN R BT-14 40-1142 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440613 HUDGINS, DONALD L BT-14 40-1309 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440614 FERGUSEN, CLOVIS I BT-14 40-1257 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440627 WASCHE, ELMER F BT-14 40-1132 COPAN, OK
440627 WALKER, THEODORE G, III BT-14 40-1268 COPAN, OK
440629 JACOBS, ROY A BT-14 40-1186 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440704 SIKKEMA, CLARENCE J BT-14 40-1179 KANSAS
440707 ROLAND, EMIL D BT-14 40-14081 KANSAS
440707 SMITH, HOWARD E BT-14 40-1353 KANSAS
440717 BARNES, GUY L BT-14 40-1252 KANSAS
440721 WAKEHOUSE, ERNEST P BT-14 40-1216 KANSAS
440722 GOUGE, WINTON D BT-14 40-1134 ALABAMA
440726 BOOKER, GLENN R BT-14 40-1279 KANSAS
440726 MCCOLLUM, HAROLD V BT-14 40-1313 KANSAS
440801 VIKAN, NORMAN V BT-14 40-1269 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440803 POND, DOUGLAS BT-13A 42-41785 JET AAF, OK
440804 KORTH, JEROME J BT-14 40-1213 OLATHE AUX 5, KS
440808 LINCOLN, ROBERT C BT-14 40-1268 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
440922 CANNOY, C M AT-6C 41-32992 KANSAS
441006 HALE, BENJAMIN L BT-14 40-1168 KANSAS
441009 HOWLAND, JOHN B BT-14 40-1321 TEXAS
441009 PERRY, CHARLES C PT-27 42-15606 TEXAS
441010 THOMAS, MARVIN H BT-14 40-1253 KANSAS
441012 HOWLAND, JOHN B BT-14 40-1226 KANSAS
441013 DEVENNEY, LEONARD B BT-14 40-1161 KANSAS
441023 KUENZLI, WILLIAM H UC-78B 42-71991 KANSAS
441217 CARFER, RICHARD F BT-14 40-1334 HAVANA 2 MI N, KS
450122 STOLAND, ROBERT O BT-14 40-1144 KANSAS
450730 OLNEY, VINCENT H B-24M 44-51295 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
450804 CLARK, JAMES A B-24M 44-51394 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
450806 ALLIS, JOHN M AT-6F 44-81938 PERRIN FIELD, TX
451120 AINSWORTH, WILTON L B-24M 44-51203 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
451216 PACE, VINCENT J B-17G 44-8312 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
451216 NONE B-17G 44-6446 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
460918 WININGER, THOMAS G P-47N 45-50108 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
461029 PUGEAU, RICHARD C PQ-14B 44-68413 INDEPENDENCE AAF 6 MI SSW, KS
470121 STROBELL, ROBERT C P-47D 45-49335 INDEPENDENCE AAF, KS
470209 RORAUS, TALVIN J P-47D 44-90386 HILL FIELD, UT
470602 COLEMAN, JOHN J P-47D 44-32943 INDEPENDENCE AAF 7 MI SW, KS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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