60th Anniversary of C-47 crash that killed 21 W.Va. guardsmen memorialized

The April 8, 1951 cover from the Charleston Daily Mail reports on the crash of a C-47B Skytrain cargo plane that was carrying 21 airmen from the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Fighter Squadron. The accident, which occurred a little more than 60 years ago, remains the worst in the history of the West Virginia Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo reproduction by Tech. Sgt. Eugene R. Crist)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Eugene R. Crist
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