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[2012.201.B0051.0035]

Description: Three men look at downed plane where two people were injured. The photograph was taken at night and in the middle of a field. Despite the wreck the portion of airplane shown in the photograph looks whole. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Two Hurt Slightly In Plane Smash-Up. CAA Probes Norman Air Crash"
Date: January 10, 1958
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0018]

Description: Three rescuers are shown taking a body wrapped in a sheet away from the scene of a C-45 plane crash which killed Capt. Louis G. Messerli. The wreck occurred just southwest of Tinker Air Force Base after seemingly having engine trouble.Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Rescuers carry the body of the Wichita, Kan., pilot away from the wreckage of the Air Force C-45 plane. The pilot was the only person aboard. ---Borum's Pilot Crash Victim- Former Midwest City Man Dies In Plunge - By WAYNE MACKEY. The Air Force announced Saturday the pilot who was killed in plane crash near here Friday afternoon was Capt. Louis G. Messerli, Pilot for Maj. Gen. F.S. Borum prior to the general's retirement as commander of the Oklahoma City air materials area. Messerli and his family, which was understood to include three children, moved to Wichita, Kan., less than three weeks ago. Until his transfer Messerli lived in Midwest City. He was well known in Air Force and the military circles here. -Enroute To Tinker- Maj. Gen. William O. Senter, who assumed command of OCAMA following Borum's retirement recently, said services have not been set. The body is at Watts funeral home here. The former aide to Gen. Borum was originally from Turon, Kan, where he met and married his wife. When Messerli died, he was en route to Tinker Air Force base from Wichita in a twin-engine C-45 passenger plane which crashed and burned 7 miles southeast of there at 3:45 PM. The plane cut a swath 100 feet long through heavy blackjack timber and brush before coming to halt. -Engine Trouble- Before the crash, witnesses said, it appeared to be having engine trouble. First person to the scene, J.R. Scwartz, who lives southeast of the ...
Date: June 11, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0037]

Description: A single officer at the scene of a wreck on a small plane. The plane is no longer intact and is found in a grove of small trees. Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "FIRST JUMP was a success for Lt. Frederick Bowles."
Date: May 6, 1960
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0003]

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."
Date: November 2, 1948
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0015]

Description: Daytime photo of a large jet resting on the ground without the landing gear down. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "3 Safe as B-47 Goes Down in State-- A giant six-engine jet bomber made a ""wheels-up" emergency landing in pea soup fog early Thursday morning on a Noble county wheat farm 8 miles northeast of Perry, but all three crew members escaped injury. It was reported only one wing of the B-47 was damaged when the pilot, Capt. Alfred E. Lloyd Jr., set the huge plane down on the Frank Jackson farm. First word of the plane being in distress was received by the highway patrol when it was reported the plane was giving "May Day" signals, "extreme distress" over the northwestern Oklahoma. All patrol units in the northwest section of the state were alerted to be on the lookout for the plane, flying through the heavy fog. Reports were received later from a northeastern farmer that the plane was flying at tree-top level and apparently in distress. Capt. Lloyd told Harold Clark, a service station operator near the scene of the crash-landing, the California-based plane was headed for Tinker Air Force base. The pilot said he was unable to reach Tinker because of the heavy fog that enveloped the northern and western sections of the state and had turned toward Wichita. That city, however, also was socked in by heavy fog. Running low on fuel, the pilot saw Perry's air force emergency landing field and was circling to land there but was forced to set his plane down in the wheat field. Clark said the B-47 flew over his station 5 miles north of Perry on U.S. 77,several times at an altitude of from 250 to 300 feet making a vain attempts ...
Date: November 20, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0016]

Description: Daytime photo of a group of men standing around plane wreckage. Photograph of a small airplane wreckage taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company of a large group of people viewing the wreckage.
Date: October 7, 1954
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0013]

Description: Daylight photo of a child on the wing of an aircraft. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Pic identfitification Harold Sullins, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Sullins, Red Rock. Standing on wing of crashed b-47 bomber."
Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: Green, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0017]

Description: Ten men are inspecting ashes of an Air Force C-45 twin engine passenger plane that crashed just south of Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Smoldering ashes and twisted pieces of metal are all that is left of the cockpit section of an air force C-45 twin-engine passenger plane which crashed and burned, killing the pilot, seven miles southeast of Tinker field Friday. Air Force personnel are probing through the ashes above to learn what caused the crash. The plane was circling for an approach to Tinker when it crashed. It left the Wichita, Kansas Air Force Base an hour before the crash."
Date: June 1, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0061]

Description: Four men inspect the wreckage of a smoking jet in the middle of a field. The plane is in several pieces with smoke coming out of the engine area. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Highway patrolman George Baker and farmers inspect wreckage of jet that crashed."
Date: February 16, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0058]

Description: Two highway patrol troopers examine the wreckage of a light aircraft near Lawton which resulted in the deaths of five people. A small group of six people can be seen in the distance while only the wreckage and troopers can be seen clearly. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: August 30, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0177]

Description: A single man inspects the smoking wreckage of a T-33 jet after its crash into a six acre field near Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SMOLDERING WRECKAGE of an air craft T-33 jet covered a six-acre field Friday after the plane crashed south of Tinker Air Force Base, killing both Oklahoma men aboard."
Date: January 18, 1963
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0055]

Description: Two men are holding onto the wings of a wrecked timber spraying plane that is standing straight up on its nose. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "STRAIGHTENING UP a timber spraying plane after it crashed"
Date: June 8, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0039]

Description: Six adults are talking on the outskirts of a plane wreck debris field. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Debris from plane crash is scattered over wide area of Dewey County pasture."
Date: September 5, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0040]

Description: Close-up of pieces and crater where a plane crashed into a field. No part of the plane is still intact. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash leaves gaping hole where plane first hit."
Date: September 5, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0041]

Description: Daylight photo of smoldering ruins of a jet. Photograph used by the Oklahoma Publishing Company in a newspaper publication. The photo is of the remains of a F-86D Fighter-Interceptor military aircraft which has crashed near an industrial site. Caption: "This is all that remained of Lt. Doanld Couter's F-86D"
Date: February 26, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0053]

Description: Two men stand on a slight hill directly above the debris from a wrecked jet near McLoud. Both men are in heavy jackets, gloves and hats. One man is standing with his arms crossed while the other is reaching for a blanket. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "PILOT JUMPS 19,000 FEET Jet Crashes Near McLoud."
Date: January 18, 1960
Creator: Cobb, David
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0020]

Description: Two men and a fire truck tending to burning wreckage in the midst of trees. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: June 14, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0207]

Description: A crowd of men, women and children surround a plane crash near Altus, Oklahoma. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crash at Altus (June 10)."
Date: June 12, 1934
Creator: Moore Studio
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0209]

Description: Several men surround the tail section of a plane after the Braniff Airways plane wreck. A workman is attaching a winch line. A person in the crowd holds an Extra Edition of The Daily Oklahoman. The headline reads "8 KILLED IN CITY AIR CRASH". Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Braniff Airways crash in city March 26, 1939 which killed 8 people."
Date: April 1, 1939
Creator: Brooks, G.E.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0208]

Description: A crumpled and wrecked airplane lies upside down in the middle of a field with wheels in the air. Harry Hentschel was killed in the accident. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Harry Hentschel killed by airplane crash."
Date: July 5, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0024]

Description: Plane wreckage just off the side of the runway. The plane is broken into several pieces with much of the front and surrounding grass blackened from a fire. Several cars surround the wreckage. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Roy Wieden, Gage Airport manager, Gage, Oklahoma"
Date: June 15, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0029]

Description: Close-up view of a part of a plane wreckage. The main view may be that of the plane's wing with the main body in the background. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: February 23, 1957
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0030]

Description: A wrecked Aero Commander airplane lies in the middle of frost covered wheat field near El Reno, Oklahoma. Several men are standing close and viewing the wreckage while a tire is in the foreground. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "CRUMPLED WRECKAGE of an Aero Commander lies in a wheat field near El Reno"
Date: February 23, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0031]

Description: Burned skeletal remains of a small plane that crashed nose first into a field. The remains are charred and are still sticking straight into the air. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SKELETAL REMAINS are shown here of a light airplane that crashed and burned."
Date: February 5, 1962
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society