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Author Carter, D. W., author.

Title Mayday Over Wichita [electronic resource] : The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History / D.W. Carter.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2013]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Summary "On the cold Saturday morning of January 16, 1965, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker carrying thirty-one thousand gallons of jet fuel crashed into a congested African American neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. When the fire and destruction finally subsided, forty-seven people--mostly African American children--were dead or injured, homes were completely destroyed and numerous families were splintered. As shocking as it may sound, the event was seemingly omitted from the historical record for nearly fifty years. Now, historian D. W. Carter examines the myths and realities of the crash while providing new insights about the horrific four-minute flight that forever changed the history of Kansas."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Aircraft accidents -- Kansas -- Wichita.
Airplanes, Military -- Accidents -- Kansas -- Wichita.
Aircraft accident victims -- Kansas -- Wichita -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Kansas -- Wichita -- History -- 20th century.
KC-135 (Tanker aircraft) -- Accidents -- History.
United States. Air Force -- History -- 20th century.
Wichita (Kan.) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781625845085 (epub)
9781626190528 (print)
Standard No. 9781625845085

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