Monday, February 25, 2019

Lt. Wendell Merle Baie-- Part 4: Parents Receive Word of His Death


DeKalb Aviation Cadet Killed in Plane Crash While On Duty


Aviation Cadet Wendell Merle Baie, 20,  was killed in a plane crash according to word received in a message from the War Department just before the noon hour today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baie of  Normal Road.  No details of the crash were contained in the message and it is not known when he was killed.

The accident  happened near Williams Field, Chandlers, Ariz., where he had been stationed.

The message stated,  "Regret to inform you of the death of your son Aviation Cadet Wendell Baie who died  as a result of a plane crash.  The body may be returned at government expense."  Further  word concerning the accident is expected to be received shortly."


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