Tucson Daily Citizen, 18 September 1943
Marana Cadet dies in airplane crash – Aviation Cadet William T. Standifer, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Standifer, 217 Hillcrest avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn., was killed when his training plane crashed on a routine flight, 20 miles northwest of Marana Army airbase at 9:20 o’clock this morning.
Col. Charles Backes, commandant of Marana field, has appointed a board of qualified officers to investigate the accident.

  • Rank: Aviation Cadet
  • Date of death: 18 September 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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