670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Andrew P. Scully

Pilot,  O-797995

Killed In Training - Jul 4, 1943

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 25-Jun-1918, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

Entered Military Service: Date: 25-Mar-1942 At: Ft Hayes, Columbus, OH From: Franklin County, Ohio
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 15125067

Buried: Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio

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Local Flyer Dies In Plane Accident

Lieut. Scully Recently Completed Cadet Training.

Death of Lieut. Andrew P. Scully, 25, 1711 Union Av, U. S. air forces, in an aircraft accident near Lake Chales, La., Sunday, was reported by relatives.

Details of the accident were unannounced by the war department in a telegram to the victim's mother, Mrs. Emma K. Scully of the Union Av address, who is visiting a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Kell of San Antonio, Tex.

The accident occurred, relatives said, as the victim's fiancee, Miss Rue Ann Lutz, 70 S. Terrace Av., was en route home after having spent a week with him.

Lieut. Scully was graduated from Cadet training about six months ago at Spencer Field, Ga., and had been in the service about a year. He was a graduate of Central high school and prior to entering service was a printer at the Empire Press.

Survivors include his father, Andrew Scully; another sister, Mrs. Katherine Murray, 656 S. Burges Av, and a brother, Charles, 1087 W. Gay St.

The body will be brought to the home of Mrs. Murray for funeral services by Jerry Spears.

Extracted from Newspapers.com

Nature of Accident: Took off at 2317, was to return at 2415, but was never heard of again.

Cause of Accident: Unknown. Was not heard of again after he took off, though attempts at contact were made by the Control Tower operator and C.A.A. radio operator.

The second fatal accident to Group Personnel occurred on July 4. On that day, while on a routine training flight in the vicinity of Lake Charles, 2nd Lt Andrew P. Scully crashed and was killed. He was a member of the 670th Bomb Squadron.
(416th BG History 1943)

7-4-43A. Lake Charles, Louisiana. At 0015,a Douglas A-20B crashed three miles southeast of the Army Air Field at Lake Charles, Louisiana, killing pilot 2Lt. Andrew P. Scully. The pilot had taken off from Lake Charles Army Air Field at 2317 (7-3-43) on a navigation-training mission and was to return to the field at 0015 (7-4-43). The pilot approached the field and peeled off to the left in an attempt to enter the pattern. The airplane, with landing gear extended, continued in the turn to the left until it contacted the ground on its port main wheel and flipped over on its back, skidding for about 400 feet. Civilians found the wreckage in a farm field at 0715 the next morning. Investigators speculated that the pilot had "lost the horizon" while attempting the turn.
(Mireles, Vol. 2, Pg. 425)

See also AAR 44-7-4-9

Photos and Documents
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Monday, July 5, 1943, Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio), Page 1
Monday, July 5, 1943, Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio), Page 1
Wednesday, July 7, 1943, Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), Page 3
Wednesday, July 7, 1943, Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), Page 6
The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio) 5 Jul 1943, Mon Page 1
Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana) 06 Jul 1943, Tue Page 1
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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