Melvin Bernard Farber – Captain, United States Air Force

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3 DIE IN CRASH, EXPLOSION OF B-25 TRAINER

SHARON, Kansas, February 26, 1951 – A B-25 trainer-bomber from Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma, crashed and exploded in flames near here today, killing the three-man crew.

Sheriff Andy Stevenson from nearby Medicine Lodge, Kansas, said badly burned remains – identified as bodies of three airmen – were found in the wreckage.

Vance Aif Force Base said Captain Melvin B. Farber, Washington, D.C.; Cadet Garth A. Bishop of Salt Lake City, and Cadet Maurice E. Castle of Somers, Iowa, were killed.


FARBER, MELVIN BERNARD

  • CAPT 3576 TRN SQ 3575 PILOT TR GP USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1925
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1951
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 5246-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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