Date: November 2, 1948
Description: Two young boys examine the tail of a wrecked airplane where two men where killed while adults can be seen in the background. The wreckage was found near Temple, Oklahoma in a field and crashed while the men were searching for the plan of R.G. Rapp and three others. Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Rescue flight Fatal For Sooner Pair- Two unidentified boys, above, examine tail structure of a B-26 plane which crashed Monday in flames near Temple, Okla., after its two occupants plummeted to death when their parachutes failed to open. Victims were Lt. James H. Salmon, 26, pilot, a student at the University of Oklahoma, and Lt. Philip J. Clinton, 24, 411 W Park, Also a pilot, who was acting as observer on a mercy flight. They were aiding the search for the Rapp plane, which crashed last Thursday, killing R.G. Rapp, president of the Denver Producing Co. and three others near Matador, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society