Brooklyn Eagle (July 7, 1943)
Boise City, Oklahoma (UP) –
Army Air Forces authorities said today that the bombing of this little Oklahoma panhandle town early yesterday resulted from “a mistake In navigation.”
Maj. C. E. Lancaster, commanding officer of the Dalhart (Texas) Army Airfield, said the bombs were dropped by student fliers who mistook the town for a practice bombing range.
Lancaster said the damage would have been more severe had not the planes been using practice bombs.