Quinset, R.I., August 19. The Navy today listed as lost three officers and nine enlisted men who were aboard a training plane which crashed yesterday noon in the ocean eight miles off Montauk Point, L.I.
None of the bodies were recovered by rescue craft which scoured the area since the crash occurred. Officer and crew included:
Irvin L. Marshall, Jr., aviation radio man third class, USNR, Baltimored, Md.
Bruce Franklin Shankie, seaman second class, USNR, Thomasville, N.C., Mrs. B.M. Shankle, mother.
William G. O´Brien, aviation machinist mate, first class, Norfolk, Va.,
Frank E. Verran, aviation radio man, first class, USN, Route 4, Elizabethton, Tenn., Mrs. Francis E. Verran, Wife.

He has a memorial stone in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN.

  • Rank: Radioman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 November 1918
  • Date of death: 18 August 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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