Mark Kincaid Lewis, Jr.
Major, United States Army
KILLED IN AIR CRASH
Four Are Injured in Fall of B-26 Bomber at Texas Air Base
EL PASO, Texas, December 9, 1941 – Three Army fliers were killed and four injured today in the crash and burning of a B-26 two-motored intermediate bomber just east of Biggs Field, Army Airport at Fort Bliss.
The dead were Major Mark K. Lewis, Jr., pilot; Major David P. Laubach and Staff Sergeant M. A. Miullo.
The injured were Major S. W. McLennan, Corporal F. J. Rizzi, Corporal L. H. Whitman and Private W. S. Tracy.
A flight of several bombers was taking off
when the accident occurred. Major Lewis’s bomber evidently developed
motor trouble and the plane circled back toward the field but crashed before
Posted: 20 November 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, April 2004