Killed in the crash:
Capt Frank H Beales, Aircraft Commander
1Lt Barclay B Beeby, Instructor Pilot
S/Sgt Jack Y Steinmetz, Flight Engineer
Cpl Robert C Curdo, Radio Operator
Cpl Clifton W Housley, Jr., Instructor Gunner
The following person was injured in the crash:
Cpl Carl W Holmberg, Gunner
Pilot had 1 engine feathered and was coming in for an emergency landing. Was making final approach, left wing banked and aircraft crashed approximately 500 yards short of runway. Cause of accident undetermined.
From Grand Island to War (no number) 31 December, B-29 42-24547 crashed 31 December at 0025Z, Borinquen Field while on a combat training flight. Five killed and one injured.