6.13.2011

Random History I Didn't Know About

The reprinted news story has a few local names of the day.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the Messenger had a write up of it a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

Signs on the runway warning of mid air collisions would have prevented this.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I work in the Stockyards and heard someone fell from the balcony of the White Elephant Beer Garden, killing them instantly. Fire up the Liberally Lean investigation machine and see what you can dig up!

Anonymous said...

It was interesting to read the names of the interviewees Hood, Mann, Carlton and Hill.

Lots of their decendants still call Wise County home.

Anonymous said...

MFer!!! opened up the Blog and seen that headline...thought hope the house is okay. Thanks, I almost puked

Anonymous said...

The majority of the bodies/wreckage landed in and around where the Brookshires store is today. In the mid 70's, there were still piesces of wreckage in the fields where the Mann(Carlos & Jack) dairy cattle grazed.

Paul or Mary said...

My brother, Johnny Barnett, went out with Jack Mann to help with the debris. They were in the Civil Air Patrol then and were teenagers. Johnny has the newspapers from local papers. The Index ran a somewhat sketch version of the story a couple of years ago, I believe.

Anonymous said...

wussup with that stockyards accident this weekend? I wonder if they were drinking?

Anonymous said...

I was a kid but I remember a plane crashed just souht of James Wood just off 730 where they built the new homes. If I remember it had alot of people on board when it it down

Anonymous said...

I remember Charley Pride's plane colliding with a smaller plane many yrs.ago Two people died when the smaller plane crashed, Pride's plane was able to make it to Meacham A'port.

Anonymous said...

Flying Boxcar and a Globemaster hit in midair just north of Bridgeport. Was 11 at the time and remember the event pretty well. Was big news back in those days.

Anonymous said...

I found a piece of the wreckage about 2 years ago on some land I bought just north of 380 behind Carlos Mann's old farm.

Anonymous said...

I remember my dad telling me the story of the two planes that collided.

John Barnett said...

l be glad to correspond with you by email. I was almost 16 at the time, heard the collision, saw the two planes within seconds of the collision and went to the crash site of the C124 Globemaster and stayed until the Air Force arrived and assisted them. J.W. Mann, whose Farm the C119 crashed upon is now deceased, but his son, Jack Mann is one of my best friends and still lives within sight of the crash sites.. As far as I know their are no markers where these planes crashed, but I have often felt that we should recognize them in some way. I wrote my remembrances of this incident a couple of years ago and it was posted in the Bridgeport Index, but was highly edited. You may contact me at jbarnettkiba@msn.com.

John Barnett