The following May 17, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
PLANE CRASH KILLS ARMY LIEUTENANT
SEVERAL LOCAL PERSONS NEARBY AS TRAINER PLANE NOSEDIVES INTO MARSH
Army officers and Lake county authorities are still investigating the mysterious plane crash which occurred about two miles north of Lowell, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The plane, an army trainer, crashed at the south edge of the marsh on the Victor J. Roberts farm, killing an army lieutenant, whose name has not yet been divulged by army authorities.
Several persons at farms nearby saw the plane as it came down through low-hanging clouds in a spin, one wing breaking off before it struck the ground, burying the nose several feet in the soft mire. The plane was battered beyond recognition and parts were strewn over the scene.
The body of the lieutenant was removed late Tuesday night and taken to Geisen's funeral home at Crown Point.