Bartling, Dean (Unknown - July 3, 1943)

Dean Bartling Killed in Action

Douglas Budget - July 22, 1943

Dean Bartling, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Bartling, has been reported by the navy department as lost in action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bartling were notified that his plane crashed in the sea July 3.

Dean was a Sheridan, Wyo., boy. He lived in Douglas a year with his parents and attended grade schools here during that time. He was also a student at Wyoming University later. About 18 months ago he entered the navy air force and at the time of his crash was an ensign, flying a carrier-based dive bomber. His picture is among the service men in the Goodrich Pharmacy window.

His parents, who recently have been residing on the west coast, are expected to visit the Bartlings here within the week.

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