Killing of Henry Williams in Alabama in 1942


Case summary

Henry Williams (1918 - 1942), an army private, was shot and killed by Grover E. Chandler, a bus driver in Mobile County, Alabama. Williams was returning to the Brookley Air Field when Chandler shot him on the city bus. Williams had asked Chandler to move the bus along because he was attempting to make a curfew. Chandler got angry. As Williams attempted to get off the bus, Chandler shot him. Chandler was charged in connection with the death. A date was set for a preliminary hearing but the outcome of the legal proceedings is unclear.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: [ ]

Date of incident: 1942-08-15
Location: Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Location type: public conveyance
Allegation against victim: arguing with a white man; asking a bus driver to hurry so he could make curfew; asking the driver to lift his suitcase off a rack

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: [ ]
Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: yes
Grand jury: yes
Trial: yes
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

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