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1st National Bank

Description: Photograph of the sorting room at the 1st National Bank building, 120 N Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK. Photo by the Meyers Photo Shop, March 1941.
Date: March 1941
Creator: Meyers Photo Shop
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

1st National Bank

Description: Photograph of the automated clerical office at the 1st National Bank building, 120 N Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK. Photo by the Meyers Photo Shop, March 1941.
Date: March 1941
Creator: Meyers Photo Shop
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0032]

Description: Single man looking down on plane wreckage in a field near Vici, Oklahoma. Plains surround the wreckage with a lone tree in the background. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WEEKEND DISASTER struck 3 1/2 miles northeast of Vici."
Date: March 21, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0064]

Description: Crop dusting pilot Pat LeRoux, 29, Pecos, Texas, walked away from this plane after it struck a tree and crashed. Daytime photo of remains of a plane with the landing gear sticking up.
Date: March 25, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0065]

Description: Two men inspect a plane crash in a field. The plane is resting upside down with a crumpled nose and tail. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: March 25, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0076]

Description: A single-engine plane crashed just after takeoff from Wiley Post Airport. The debris is strew throughout a field with trees in the background and two men surveying the wreckage in the foreground. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This single-engine airplane crashed Thursday after takeoff from Wiley Post Airport."
Date: March 31, 1983
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0077]

Description: Medical techs recover body of crash victim after a plane wreck near Wiley Post Airport. The four medical techs are in the foreground with the wrecked plane is in pieces in the background. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Medical technicians cover the body of a pilot killed today after he crashed on takeoff from Wiley Post Airport."
Date: March 31, 1983
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0156]

Description: An official inspecting the inside of a plane turned upside down. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "An Oklahoma welcome had real gusto in Sunday's heavy winds, as the pilot of this light plane discovered. Unhurt, he had to crawl out of the plane after it had been flipped on its back when he tried to taxi to a hanger at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City. Two firemen lend a hand."
Date: March 14, 1973
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0157]

Description: A fireman standing near the back section of a plane lying near a highway. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SEVERED TAIL section of a twin-engine aircraft sits in the North Canadian riverbed Sunday, a remnant of a crash that claimed the lives of a Houston family. A man and his wife and their 10-year-old son died in the crash when the plane stalled on a landing approach and crashed into a train trestle. Story on Page 1."
Date: March 18, 1973
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0158]

Description: Officials work to free wires from a downed plane underneath a bridge. Two firefighters look on from the ground while seven men look down from on the bridge. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Until workmen freed tangled cables. By Jim Jackson--A federal investigation was under way today to determine if wind gusts were responsible for the crash of a plane Sunday near Downtown Airport that killed three persons. The plane numbers checked to a plane owned by Georg Otto Mejlaender, 46, Houston, Tex. Jejlaender; his wife, Monta Mae, 44, and 10-year-old son, Michael, left Muskogee in the plane shortly before the crash. Medical records of the three were requested by the state medical examiner's office for possible verification of the identification. George Clark, regional chief of the National Transportation Safety Board, Fort Worth, said an investigator from his office, Frank Roth, was on the scene to conduct a routine investigation into the cause of the crash. Clark said his original notification on the crash indicated wind gusts may have caused the plane to drop on its landing approach, clip an electric power line and crash into the Frisco railroad bridge."
Date: March 18, 1973
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0159]

Description: Firemen, police and train employees inspecting a section of a plane under a railroad track overpass. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "(K01)OKLAHOMA CITY, March 19--FATAL CRASH--Tail of a twin-engine airplane rests beneath a railroad trestle in Oklahoma City. The plane apparently lost power coming in for a landing and struck the trestle. A Houston, Tex., family of three died."
Date: March 21, 1973
Creator: Staff Photo
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

2012.201.B0051.0160

Description: Plane landing at a landing strip in the background of high voltage power lines. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "OBSTACLE COURSE -- High voltage power lines north of Downtown Air Park have figured in two of the four fatal plane crashes at the field. They were not involved, the airport manager said, in Sunday's crash that killed a Houston, Tex., family of three. The lines are marked with red plastic balls to warn pilots."
Date: March 20, 1973
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0168]

Description: Three men survey the remains of a crash landing. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "CRASH LANDING was made by this plane Friday afternoon in a field near Will Rogers World Airport, but the three men aboard walked away with only minor injuries. Pilot Henry Franke, 6201 N Warren, and passengers Kenneth Cole, 3716 N Pennsylvania and Jack Bard 5,300 Colfax, were faced with engine failure of Franke's Beechcraft Bonanza. They were forced to set down a half-mile short of the airport's west runway. The trio was treated for minor cuts after the craft went into a ditch, through a fence and flipped just west of SW 74 and MacArthur."
Date: March 14, 1969
Creator: Wood, Tony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0169]

Description: An aircraft flies over a flipped plane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "INSTANT NOSE JOB was performed by a wind gust Thursday on this Cessna 172 aircraft parked at Oklahoma City's Expressway Junction Airpark. Owned by Gerald Nelson, operator of a Guthrie Flying service, the craft had been flown in by Bruce McCoy, Guthrie student pilot, and was parked and unattended when a small, gusty whirlwind flipped it over. No other planes were damaged."
Date: March 28, 1969
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0211]

Description: Burning wreckage of a plane at night. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "When Braniff airways crashed 03-26-39 killing 8 persons."
Date: March 30, 1939
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0231]

Description: Two men inspect the burned remains of a US Air Force bomber flown by Maj. Colin Chauret. Two men are investigating the wreckage. One man is leaning on the jet while standing on the wing while another man holds a hose near the wreckage. The photo was taken during the day time. The plane is laying in a field. Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "AN $800,000 WRECK but the pilot Maj. Colin Chauret, 202 S Douglas Blvd. commander of the 470th fighter bomber squadron of the 506th F-B Wing, walked away."
Date: March 20, 1958
Creator: Tinker Air Force Base (Okla.)
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0277]

Description: Three men boarding a boat in a lake. Two of the men are in wetsuits. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Divers board a boat in the search for a plane that apparently crashed into Lake Lugert Wednesday night. The pilot of the plane is believed to be Altus lawyer Stansell White, who is missing. All that has been found in the search effort so far is a suit jacket and a plane wheel, whose inflated tire allowed it to float to the shore."
Date: March 20, 1979
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0278]

Description: Two men setting up sonar equipment in the bed of a truck. A third man is getting a sailboat ready to launch. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Sonar equipment has been brought into the now week-old search for a missing plane and its pilot believed to have gone down in Lake Altus. A strut and wheel from the single-engine private aircraft of Altus attorney Stansell Whiteside was discovered last Friday, but the rest of the wreckage has eluded divers and is believed to be buried in the lake bottom silt. Here a specialist team from a Louisiana salvage firm adjusts sonar equipment before joining the search Tuesday."
Date: March 21, 1979
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0279]

Description: Photo of a cameraman taking pictures of an aircraft that has been retrieved from a lake. The plane is upside down and two men are examining the wreckage. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The wreckage of a plane believed piloted by Altus attorney Stansell Whiteside is inspected by authorities after it was retrieved from the bottom of Altus Reservoir where it was found Thursday. Divers had failed in their efforts to locate Whiteside's body. The plane apparently crashed March 15."
Date: March 26, 1979
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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