Karl Richard Elza
Died on July 10, 1944 in Bastrop, Texas
Married to Ruth Katherine Morris in Murray County, GA, on July 5, 1941
Parents: Jesse Henson Elza and Beulah V. Francis
Siblings: Edith Elza, Paul Martin Elza, and Jessy Eugene Elza
Son: Karl Martin Elza
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on July 17, 1944
Denton Record-Chronicle (Texas), 11 July 1944
Eight flyers die in crash
San Antonio, July 11 – Eight fliers from the San Marcos Army Airfield were killed at 2:45 p.m. Monday in an accident in which two planes were involved and which occured near Dale, about 11 miles northeast of Lockhart, according to Army officials of the San Marcos Field.
The planes were on a combat training mission at the time of the crash, Army officers said.
Lieutenant Fayette L. Pass, San Antonio
Lieutenant Robert Easten, Mattoon, Ill.
Lieutenant C.J. Degen, Fairbault, Minn
Lieutenant Robert W. Goodbridge, Washington, Pa.
Lieutenant J.G. Selvich, Bayshore, N.Y.
Cadet Marvin W. Eubanks, Long Beach, Cal.
Cadet Louis P. Fahmuller Jr., Baltimore, Md.
Cadet Karl R. Elza, Knoxville, Tenn.