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Sunday, 19 June 2016

An odd twist - does anyone know ?

Some weeks ago I was alerted by Duane Crawford of the re-discovery, after 54 years, of two items of jewelry that had been sitting in a home in Centerville Iowa since just after the crash of Flight 11. It seems these pieces ,a Boeing 707 brooch and a panther brooch both in gold, we're discovered in a field a few days after Flight 11 went down. The assumption has been that they were from the aircraft. It seems they were taken to a private residence and have only resurfaced over five decades later. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated as the family of the owner would appreciate having them back.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

54th anniversary wreath. May 22nd, 2016

Photos supplied by Duane Crawford

Memorial wreath to mark 54th anniversary in Unionville

Sandy and Duane Crawford were kind enough to arrange a wreath to be displayed at the memorial stone site in the centre of Unionville to mark the 54th anniversary on May 22. Such a kind and beautiful gesture to honour those passengers and crew whose lives were horribly cut short on May 22 1962.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Missouri aviation historical society

The Missouri aviation historical society was good enough to place a message about the 54th anniversary of Continental Airlines Flight 11 on their Facebook page. The society seeks to preserve the role aviation has played in Missouri since the dawn of powered flight.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

54th anniversary

This May 22nd marks the 54th anniversary of Continental Airlines Flight 11 and it's tragic end in a Missouri field just north west of Unionville, MO.

This blog continues to honor the memory of those innocent souls aboard the Boeing 707 and their lives which were tragically and ruthlessly cut short

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

March in Unionville.

I was heartened to read of the visit of the daughter of Freddie Gray,Captain of Flight 11 in March. Fredianne Gray and I have corresponded in the past and she finally made the trip to Unionville on March 21st. She visited the museum and crash site. Naturally it sounds as if she was given the usual VVIP treatment from the folks there. I am glad she got to see the area. She is a very special lady and sadly never knew her father before he set off on Flight 11. My continued gratitude to Duane Crawford for continuing to be the "go-to" contact in Unionville. As the years go by I'm certain more people will trickle on through to see where there loved ones perished all those years ago.