Lt. Morehead is Killed in Crash Sunday
Lt. Billie E. Morehead, 23, son of Mr. And Mrs. R.G. Morehead of Ashland Route Five and a Unites States Army Air Corps pilot with the Ferry Command from Wilmington, Delaware to Texas, was instantly killed in an airplane crash Sunday March 8, 1943 near Quitman, Texas.
Details of the accident are not known here. The young pilot's mother was notified of his death in a telegram from McLaughlin, acting commander Second Ferry G.P.
Lt. Morehead received his appointment as a second lientenant in the Air Corps Reserve with the aeronautical rating of "pilot" upon his graduation February 16, from Advanced Flying School.
He attended Polk High School where he was active in the Glee Club, Yearbook and Dramatic Club.
Lt. Morehead took his training in the Southeast Area Training Corps, beginning at Maxwell Field, Ala., going to Avon Park, Fla., to Sumpter, S.C. and then to Spence Field. He enlisted in the Air Corps in March 1942. Before entering the armed service, he was employed at the Simmons Manufacturing company.
The son of Harry and Ella Stevens Morehead, Lt. Morehead was born March 11, 1920 at Mt. Sterling. He had lived in Ashland county since 1929.
He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Pfc. Ralph E. Morehead in North Africa and Frank A. Morehead at home, a sister Marylin J. at home, and his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. E.H. Morehead of Ashland Route Three. A brother, Roy, and a sister, Patty, preceded him in death.