Harrison County, Ohio

Lt. John Francis Grove

Attached to the 89 th two engine Flying Training Squadron, Lt. Grove was killed in mid-air collision while on a training flight at Turner Field in Albany Georgia.

After taking off Lt. Groves plane leveled off at 200 feet and the pilots began checking instruments. A bomber with an Officer and two Cadets zoomed in close to the ground for a landing but pulled back up for altitude, not seeing the smaller craft till it was too late, resulting in the mid-air collision that killed all onboard the two aircraft.