Joplin Globe
Joplin, Missouri
Wednesday, 26 July 1944
page 5, column 3
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.