Caption: St. Louis Mayor William Dee Becker, a Republican, who was elected in April 1941 by defeating Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann, a Democrat who was seeking a third term. Becker soon made Morgan chief. Becker died on Aug. 1, 1943, in the crash of an Army glider during an exhibition at Lambert Field. A wing to the St. Louis-built glider collapsed in flight. Becker and all nine others on board were killed. (Post-Dispatch)
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