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Melvin Bernard Farber
Captain, United States Air Force
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3 DIE IN CRASH, EXPLOSION OF B-25 TRAINER

SHARON, Kansas, February 26, 1951 - A B-25 trainer-bomber from Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma, crashed and exploded in flames near here today, killing the three-man crew.

Sheriff Andy Stevenson from nearby Medicine Lodge, Kansas, said badly burned remains - identified as bodies of three airmen - were found in the wreckage.

Vance Aif Force Base said Captain Melvin B. Farber, Washington, D.C.; Cadet Garth A. Bishop of Salt Lake City, and Cadet Maurice E. Castle of Somers, Iowa, were killed.


FARBER, MELVIN BERNARD
CAPT 3576 TRN SQ 3575 PILOT TR GP USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 5246-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 24 October 2007 Updated: 23 May 2008

MB Farber Gravesite PHOTO May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008

MB Farber Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
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