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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

[Photograph 2012.201.B0910.0079]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "See, this makes the difference young Bill Hopkins, 4724 Willard tells Gordon Wilks 2056 Mattern Dr. Hopkins' Bi Plane is named "The Flying Fool"."
Date: August 11, 1961
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0910.0073]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Disaster is only wingtip away for model airplane enthusiasts, like Curt Sanford of Dallas, who sends his craft on its way during the recent Sooner State Model Aviation Championships."
Date: July 21, 1971
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0910.0075]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "It might look like an aerial dogfight, but anyone visiting the Sooner State Model Aviation Championships wouldn't have seen it without a helping hand from Oklahoma"
Date: July 13, 1970
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society


Description: Photograph is the crumpled remains of a small aircraft in a field. Caption: "This is the wreckage of the small plane in which a Texas contractor, Milo J. Choates, 45, died. His two sons Milo jr., 14, and Pete, 12 were listed as critically injured."
Date: August 29, 1952
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society