Wednesday, 26 July 1944
page 5, column 3
PICHER ARMY PILOT
KILLED IN CRASH
Lieutenant Charles H. Post Dies
When Plane Falls Near Army
Base at Liberal, Kan.
Picher, Okla., July 25--Second lieutenant Charles H. Post, 25
years old, a son of M. L. Post, Picher newspaper editor, was killed in
a plane crash near the army air base at Liberal, Kan., this afternoon,
relatives were advised.
Post, who formerly worked in his father's newspaper plant, the
Tri-State Tribune, was a pilot of a B-24 bomber.
On a combat training flight, the plane crashed and burned about
10 miles north of the southwest Kansas pilot training school at 2:20 o'clock,
after four of the five occupants had abandoned the craft.
Killed besides Post was First Lieutenant Maurice L. Forrey,
flying instructor, 28-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Forrey of
Bisbee, Ariz. He died in the flaming wreckage.
Lieutenant Post was killed when his parachute failed to open
as he bailed out at a height of 50 feet.
Two other student officers and an enlisted aerial engineer parachuted
to earth unharmed.
Post had been in active service three years and was in the army
reserves three and one-half years in Arkansas before coming to Picher.
Surviving besides his parents are his widow, Mrs. Florence Warmack Post
of Liberal; his mother, Mrs. Ada Post of Mound City, Kan.; a sister, Mrs.
Ruth Mathews of Mound City; a halfbrother, John Post; a halfsister, Joan
Post, the latter two of Picher, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Post of Mound City and Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Ward of Blue Mound, Kan.