|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1945|
August 17 1945 - Two B-29 Superfortress bombers were sent out on one last training mission before they were to ship out to Saipan in the Pacific. One B-29 had taken off from Clovis Field, New Mexico, the other from Alamogordo Field, New Mexico. The first crew's orders were to fly to Fort Worth, Texas and complete five night bombing runs, which would be controlled by radar, on Mecham Field. At midnight, the night was set aflame when the two bombers collided over Weatherford, Texas
Crews from both aircraft attempted to evacuate. Parachutes were seen all over the fire-filled skies. The Alamogordo plane broke apart, and the army soon determined that there were no survivors, and rushed to help with the Clovis crash site. The Clovis Bomber landed on a farm and amazingly enough there were two survivors from this crash site. 18 men were killed.
Sgt Jurgens was a gunner aboard the plane from Alamogordo, NM.
Bio by: shootski
Created by: Bob Fleming
Record added: Nov 13, 2007
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