H-19A
San Marcos AFB, TX
19 Aug 1952

S/N 51-3876

Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, TX.)
Wednesday, August 20, 1952, page 3

Two Men Killed In Copter Crash

San Marcos, Aug. 20 –(AP)

Two men killed Tuesday in the flaming crash of a six-place Air Force helicopter have been identified.

They were Capt. Ralph H. King, 27, of San Marcos AFB, instructor, and First Lt. Verne Armstrong, student, on temporary duty at San Marcos AFB.

King is survived by his widow who lives at San Marcos and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. King, Baltimore, Md. Armstrong, whose regular station was Dover, Del., AFB, is survived by his widow and five children, all living at San Marcos.

The ‘copter crashed 15 miles north of here Tuesday. A witness said the craft fell to earth and burned after its rear propeller tore loose in flight.

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