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Orin J. Bushey
Colonel, United States Army Air Corps
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Courtesy of David Henderson, July 2006:

Colonel Bushey was from Peoria, Illinois.

Have more information on Orin Bushey. He was killed in airplane crash at Roswell Air Base on a routine sortie. He was also Commandant of that Air Base. He is the son of E.S.. Bushey 1217 Knoxville Ave, Peoria, Illinois, and also has a son Lieutenant Robert Bushey in the Army and a daughter in Ft. Worth, Texas.



COLONEL BUSHETY KILLED IN TEXAS

ROSSWELL, New Mexico, September 28, 1944 - Colonel Orin J. Bushey, 50, commander of the Roswell Air Field, and two others from the base were killed when their AT-7 plane crashed three miles east of Weatherford, Texas, last night.  The others were Major Edward E. Bailie, 37, and Staff Sergeant J. J. Nemtez, 26.


BUSHEY, ORIN J
 COL AIR CORPS US ARMY
 DATE OF DEATH: 09/27/1944
 BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4560-A
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 23 July 2006 Updated: 12 September 2006 Updated: 23 September 2007

 

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