Buried Westview Cem., Monroe Co., Tn
William Gordon Noblitt was the son of Loftus Boone Noblitt and Ruth Thomas and husband of Katherine. He died non battle at Allison, Lawrence County, Illinois.
A collision of two army planes over George Field near Lawrenceville, Ill., killed nine fliers including seven from Ellington Field (Texas) the office of Col. W.H. Reid, Ellington commandant, announced. Names of six of the Ellington men and their next of kin were released. They included: First Lieut. Jerome T. Walsh, 25, father, Martin J. Walsh, Alaska avenue, St. Louis, Mo.; Aviation Cadet John P. Clements, 23, whose wife lives at 2343 Wroxton road, and whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Clements, live at 1147 Webster avenue, Chicago.
Col. Edward Bobzien, George Field commander, identified the two fliers from that station as Aviation Cadet William G. Noblitt, Sweetwater, Tenn., and Aviation Cadet Jeremiah E. O’Brien of Rockville Center, Long Island, New York.