The Critical Month - October, 1944
(1) Asahel Bush died in a Japanese bombing attack on Leyte. He represented the Associated Press. (2) Stanley Gunn died in the same bombing attack with Bush while accredited to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (3) John B. Terry, distinguished correspondent for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin before the war and a Harvard Nieman Fellow, died from injuries received in the same attack. Terry was accredited to the Chicago Daily News at the time of his death. (4) David Lardner, son of Ring Lardner, the noted New York columnist, was killed near Aachen when his Jeep hit a German mine field in October, 1944 while accredited to New Yorker Magazine.