April 29, 1944 — Greenville, Texas
Greenville (Texas) Morning Herald, Saturday, 29 Apr 1944, page 1:
"Leonard K. Carter Killed Plane Crash
Aviation Cadet Leonard K. Carter, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Carter of the Kellogg community, was killed Friday when his training plane crashed three miles north of the Army Air Field at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
The body will be shipped to Greenville and is expected to arrive some time today.
Cadet Carter was born and reared in the Kellogg community and attended the public schools in this city, graduating from Greenville high school in 1938. He entered the services about eighteen months ago and was assigned to the Infantry, later transferring to the Air Corps for pilot training. He was in his basic flight training at Walnut Ridge when he was killed.
He is survived by his parents, eight brothers and one sister: Herbert Carter, who is stationed in Washington state; J. C. Carter, California; Howard, Dalton, Billy, Raymond, Donald, Albert and Lois Marie Carter, all of whom reside at home."
Greenville (Texas) Morning Herald, Wednesday, 3 May 1944, page 6:
"Cadet Carter Rites Today
Funeral services for Leonard Kenneth Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Carter, who was killed in an airplane crash at Walnut Ridge, Ark., will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Tidwell Church, conducted by Rev. Weldon Drake, assisted by Rev. Harrison Baker.
Pallbearers will be: Paul Martin Shields, Ray Long, Dale Sprinkle, Ray Shields, Berlin Baker and E.A. Dinsmore.