March 27, 1958

2 Military Planes Collided Over Bridgeport TX

18 Servicemen Killed

Bridgeport TX, March 27, 1958

(2 Military Aircraft Collided North of Town)

Death Certificates are Available for Email

Last name First name Age Place of Birth Service Job Burial Next of Kin
Altman Alexander Wesily 40 China Army Soldier Monterey CA Married - Not given
Bodine Lovelace Dugan, Jr. 34 KY Air Force Pilot Bloomfield KY Wife - Emma F. Bodine, Layton UT
Carrigan Wilburn Dale 38 IL Air Force Pilot St. Louis IL Wife - Ida J. Carrigan, Clearfield UT
Dewitt Ronald Coleman 20 WV Air Force Loadmaster Caseville WV Father - Okey J. Dewitt, Jr., Morgantown WV
Hardiman Eugene Cline 35 VA Navy Aviation Machinist Fort Myers VA Wife - Loretta Parker Hardiman, Oakland CA
Insco Eugene Wellman 19 OH Army Soldier Clearwater FL Sister - Nancy E. Insco, Findley OH
Lynam Leonard Avery 28 KY Air Force Flight Engineer Pontiac MI Wife - Catherine A. Lynam, Layton UT
Messersmith Claude Henry 19 UT Air Force Airman Lehi UT Father - Floyd Messersmith
Minter Norman Oren 25 AZ Navy Seamen Phoenix AZ Father - Oren Minter
Myers Jackie Louis 21 MD Air Force Aircraft Mechanic Glen Burnie MD Father - Charles E. Myers
Ruggles Harold Laurence 22 CO Air Force Engine Mechanic Colorado Springs CO Father - Ros D. Ruggles
Simmons George Arthur 27 NC Air Force Loadmaster Robbins NC Wife - Louise Simmons, Ogden UT
Slaggle Charles Thomas 25 TX Air Force   Seymour TX Wife - Jossie V. Slaggle, Fort Worth TX
Sprague Bruce Harold 20 MA Air Force Flight Mechanic Ogden UT Wife - Arla Sprague Ogden UT
Thomas Humphrey Junior 36 IA Air Force Pilot Des Moines IA Wife - Wilma M. Thomas, Fort Worth TX
Thomas Roger Don 23 OK Air Force Radio Operator San Jose CA Wife - Anita M. Thomas, Sunset UT
White Vernon Thomas, Jr. 25 ND Air Force   Cutbank MT Father - Vernon T. White, Sr.
Yarlett Herbert John 26 SD Air Force Loadmaster Chinnewa Falls WI Wife - Virginia L. Yarlett, Layton UT