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Title, side A
1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash
Title, side B
1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash
Text, side A
On August 9, 1968, a plane carrying 31 military passengers and crew members left the Clinton County Air Force Base for completion of an annual two-week active duty training held at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The transport was assigned to the 907th Tactical Airlift Group, 302nd Tactical Airlift Wing. Just after takeoff, the C-119G "Flying Boxcar" lost power, and the pilot attempted to return to the base. The plane carsh-landed and caught fire on the Ottie Griffith Farm two miles from the base. Six reservists perished, and many passengers and rescuers were injured.
Text, side B
US Air Force Reservists killed in the crash: TSGT. William B. Hansford, III; SGT. Ernest L. Arehart; SGT. Richard N. Hall; SGT. David A. Husinga; A1C Paul U. Ruschau; A1C Michael L. Wiford.
Address
1052 Rombach Avenue
Wilmington, OH 45177
Location
J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Park
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.4457600, Longitude: 83.8097630.
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