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[2012.201.B0051.0056]

Description: A closeup of a man standing between the front wheels of a wrecked plane. The plane is upside down in a field. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: June 9, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0112]

Description: Man examing wreckage of a small homemade plane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "EXAMINING THE WRECKAGE of a small home-built plane that crashed at SE 89 and Air Depot Saturday morning is one of the aircraft's builders, who declined to identify himself. The pilot, Dennis Hyatt, Midwest City, suffered chin and leg lacerations and was admitted to Midwest City Memorial Hospital."
Date: July 9, 1977
Creator: Engh, Eric
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0151]

Description: Daytime photo of plane crash scene. Remnants of plane are covered with foam as firemen and a crowd look on. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "By Cecil Peaden -- Seven people died Thursday afternoon when their twin-engine plane apparently developed engine trouble and crashed in an open field west of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Six of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Plane wreckage in a field near Will Rogers Airport. The plane was engulfed with flames upon impact, and a seventh passenger's head was badly crushed. Identified at the scene were William C. Baker, 48, president of the Monarch Tile Co. in San Angelo, Tex.; Jerry Dick Adair, 38, pilot for the firm, and Elmont Dykema, 43, of Bettendorf, Iowa. Bob Breen, Monarch personnel director, told an Oklahoman reporter by telephone the company's vice president, W. A. Darby, 51, also was along on the trip and was thought to be one of the victims. The plane, bound for Shreveport, La., belonged to the tile company, Breen said. The San Angleo Standard Times said Thursday night another spokesman at Monarch identified the three other passengers as George Appleby, a Mr. Twatchman and a Mr. Zanutto. Zanutto's name was found inked on a label inside a partially burned jacket discovered in the wreckage, and a shaving kit found in the wreckage bore the initials "G. K. A." Dykema reportedly was vice president of Wholesale Distributing Co., Moline, Ill., which was major customer of Monarch Tile Co., and the other three men were customers of Dykem's company."
Date: December 9, 1971
Creator: Mooney, Hank
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0172]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "COLLAPSING LANDING GEAR made this twin-engine light plane veer off the runway Thursday at Downtown Air park. Two persons were aboard the plane when the left main landing gear collapsed on landing. They were not injured. Flying the plane was Frank Mize, chief pilot for the airport."
Date: January 9, 1964
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0184]

Description: Military plane crash landing at Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Plane Flies Here for Crash Landing. A Tennessee Air National Guard C-97 transport crash landed at Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday. The six-man crew scrambled safely out of the plane after it stopped skidding along one of the feild`s secondary runways. Maj. John L. Wade, 38, Murfreesboro, Tenn., commanded the plane that landed on the runway, partially covered with foam by the Tinker crash-rescue crew. Shortly after taking off from Blytheville Air Force Base, Ark., around 10 a.m. the crew learned the the right landing gear was not operating properly. In landing at Tinker, Wade gently let the left gear hit ground first ... then the nose wheel. Smoke puffed out as the wheels touched down. Wade held the hanging right wheel off the ground as long as possible. Then he let it lightly touch the runway. For nearly 2,500 feet the plane, with all wheels on the ground, rolled down the runway in a normal manner as crash trucks and ambulances raced toward it. Suddenly, the right gear crumpled. The right wing fell down. A propeller blade was torn off when it struck the ground and thrown nearly 200 feet into the runway. Dragging the one wing, the 97-C swerved to the right before coming to a full halt. Crash crews began spraying the plane with foam as the plane stopped and the crew scrambled to safety. There was no fire. The crew took off from Nashville at about 7 a.m. and flew to Blytheville on a transition flight."
Date: August 9, 1961
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0185]

Description: Officials approaching a military plane to find out what when wrong. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WHY? Military Air Transport Service Wednesday wanted to know why this C-97 had landing gear troubles Tuesday threatening the lives of the six-man crew. The pilot executed what the Air Force called "a beautiful landing" in spite of the difficulty. The crew walked away unharmed. Tinker`s crash crews had spread foam on the runways in an attempt to stall a fire on the forced crash-landing."
Date: August 9, 1961
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0187]

Description: Crash crew spray a military jet crash on a runway as Air Police vehicle occupants watch. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WHY? Military Air Transport Service Wednesday wanted to know why this C-97 had landing gear troubles Tuesday threatening the lives of the six-man crew. The pilot executed what the Air Force called "a beautiful landing" in spite of the difficulty. The crew walked away unharmed. Tinker`s crash crews had spread foam on the runways in an attempt to stall a fire on the forced crash-landing." A board of inquiry was ordered at Tinker Air Force base Wednesday, precipitated by the forced crash-landing by an Air National Guard C-97 transport plane late Tuesday. Ordered by the flying safety officer for the Military Air Transport Service, the inquiry is an attempt to find reasons for the failure which threatened the lives of crew and loss of the plane. Crew Held The plane and crew remained at Tinker for the inquiry, which is routine in all crashes. The men`s commanding general flew to Tinker in T-33 Tuesday to be on hand for the touchy" set-down of the plane. Brig. Gen. Enoch B. Stephenson, commander of the 118th Air Transport Wing of the Tennessee Guard, not only ordered the crew held but insisted they go through a complete check-out at Tinker`s hospital Wednesday. Plane to Remain The plane will remain at Tinker for repairs. Once the inquiry board finishes its questioning, the crew will fly back to their base at Nashville in a C-47 "Gooney Bird." They`ll return to Tinker later to pick up the 97 that lost a part of a wing and a propeller in the landing. Pilot of the almost ill-fated transport was Major John L. Wade, 38, Murfreesboro, Tenn."
Date: August 9, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0322]

Description: Mangled plane wreckage in a field. The weeds are crushed suggesting a vehicle had backed up to the wreckage. There are no other signs of an investigation in the photo. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crumpled Fuselage of a light airplane that crashed Saturday night lies in a remote pasture between Blanchard and the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. An Oklahoma Jaycee official, his wife and another man, all of Lawton, died in the crash."
Date: April 9, 1973
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0370]

Description: A hook and chains have been attached to the mangled heap of a crashed airplane. Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "DEATH FOR TWO."
Date: January 9, 1967
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

2012.201.B0097.0402

Description: Photograph of a child sitting on a man's lap. Caption: "Young David Thomas Brown, who will be all of two years old Christmas day, and Lloyd Booth Jr., oldest of the 19 Oklahoma City Times Christmas babies, who will be 16 years old, had a lot in common, surprisingly enough, when they met to talk over the matter of what they want for Christmas."
Date: December 9, 1937
Creator: Hart, Alphia O.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0317.0328]

Description: Photograph is of two men wearing baseball uniforms. One man is holding a bat with both hands. Another man is leaning on a wall with one hand to the side of the man with the bat. Caption: "One of the most ardent rooters of the Oklahoma City Indians in little Lou Garrison, right, a grandson of Lee Coffer, the groundskeeper at local Texas league park."
Date: September 9, 1949
Creator: East, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0320.0177]

Description: A daylight photograph of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, native and Oklahoma State University golfer, Karen Edwards sitting in a golf cart. Red and orange wax pencil editing marks are visible on the image. Caption: "Oklahoma State golfer Karen Edwards."
Date: July 9, 1974
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0363.0084]

Description: Photograph is of two men dressed in baseball uniforms. One is holding a bat and another is holding a baseball mitt. They are talking to each other. Caption: "John Grodzicki- left, Hal Epps -right."
Date: May 9, 1948
Creator: East, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0363.0200]

Description: Photograph is a head shot of a young man with his mouth open as if yelling. He is wearing a baseball hat. . Caption: "Elvin Erwin...fires two-hitter to boost Putnam City into AAA finals."
Date: May 9, 1969
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0415.0160]

Description: Photograph is of two women standing as they put pins on the shoulder straps of his military uniform as he watches them. Caption: "Joe Bryan Ferrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest S. Ferrell, 3505 Marilyn Dr. dons his new gold bars with the assistance of his best girls, Penny Duncan, a WAF from New York stationed at Tinker air force base, and his mother. Ferrell received his commission as a second lieutenant in the air force at mid year military convocation at Oklahoma A&M. Ferrell was commander of the entire cadet division during the 1955-56 Autumn term."
Date: February 9, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0422.0294]

Description: Photograph is of a man in a baseball uniform sitting on a bench resting his elbow on his leg that is also on the bench. Caption: "Crescent baseball manager"
Date: August 9, 1937
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society