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[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.B0051.0014]

Description: Nighttime photo of a group of men excavating plane wreckage with a shovel. An Oklahoma Highway Patrolman is holding a flash light. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Workers are shown digging in the wreckage of a T-33 jet trainer after it crashed into a plowed field and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan. the explosion blasted a crater 15 feet deep-- Jet Pilot Killed In State Crash- A T-33 jet trainer from Perrin Air Force base, Texas, crashed in flames and exploded 15 miles northeast of Duncan Friday night, killing the pilot and scattering wreckage over a wide area. The trainer was one of two planes running interception drills at 29,000 feet over southwestern Oklahoma. Tinker Air Force base officers here said they suddenly lost radio contact with one plane and never heard from it again. A fisherman on Lake Duncan 2 1/2 miles southwest of the crash scene said "he saw the jet pass overhead in flames and suddenly go into a nosedive. Then there was a muffled explosion" said the witness, Froggy Green of Duncan, who rowed ashore and drove over to the wreckage. The fiery crash, at 10:25 PM attracted several hundred curious residents from Duncan. The explosion blasted a crater 15 feet deep and the engine was buried in the ground. Pieces of wreckage, none more than three feet long, were scattered 150 yards away in the plowed field. Identification of the pilot was withheld pending notification of next of kin. Tinker officials said there was no indications of what went wrong. The pilot was blown to bits."
Date: October 31, 1953
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.B0244.0549]

Description: Photograph taken during daylight of man posing with a beagle. Caption: "One of Oklahoma City's better show dogs is Ch. Bobby's Micky, a Beagle, shown here with his owner Sgt. H. B. Cox 2253 Downing."
Date: November 20, 1953
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0305.0066]

Description: Photograph is of a man wearing a button down shirt and tie sitting at a desk with a telephone receiver at his ear. Caption: "The shoe's on the other foot and the foot's on the other side of the desk: John Dexter Oklahoma newspaper man Wednesday will lay aside his role as Tinker PIO and return to the news business."
Date: January 29, 1953
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0309.0085]

Description: Photograph of two men dressed in slacks, button down shirts and ties, with baseball bats, catcher's mask on his knee, tennis racket at their feet, and a baseball mitt and ball in his hand. Caption: "Newkirk goes all out for a summer play program that includes children and adults from the city and rural areas."
Date: March 12, 1953
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0366.0168]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Back in 1922, a 27-year-old veteran of World War I went to work for the veterans bureau sub-district office in Tulsa as chief of the administration division." Photograph is of an older man wearing a shirt and tie and glasses sitting at a desk folding a piece of paper while looking at the camera.
Date: May 29, 1953
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0418.0339]

Description: Photograph two groups of firemen are spraying water from a hose on a single story wooden structure. There are a few men in dress clothes nearby surveying the damage. heavy smoke is rising from the eaves, roof, and windows of the structure. Caption: "Two hose teams of Oklahoma City firemen press close to the east side of Warr-Caston Lumber Co.'s sash and door."
Date: February 18, 1953
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0423.0194]

Description: Photograph is of a man in a button down shirt looking down at a baseball he holds in his hand. Caption: "The face below will be familiar to oldtime Indian fans. It is that of "Fitz", former catcher- manager here, who admires a painting of Injun president E. J. Humphries on a baseball."
Date: February 13, 1953
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

American National Building

Description: Photo of an exterior view of the American National Building located at 32 N. Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lerner's Vogue, Meyerding Jewelers, Jarman Shoes, and Lee Optical can be seen at the street level.
Date: November 1953
Creator: Meyers Photo Shop
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society