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Capt Wilburn Dale Carrigan
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1920
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1958
Bridgeport
Wise County
Texas, USA

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Captain Carrigan was the pilot of U.S. Air Force
C-124C Globemaster II transport #52-981A,
flying from Hill Air Force Base in Utah, to
Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, Texas. While at 6,000 feet over Bridgeport, Texas, it collided with C-119C Flying Boxcar transport #49-195 that had departed Carswell with three aboard. The C-119 was flying at the incorrect altitude. Both aircraft crashed onto farmland near Bridgeport, claiming the lives of all fifteen on the C-124 and the three on the C-119.

Captain Carrigan was the son of Don Wilburn and Edna Irene Carrigan. He lived in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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 Parents:
  Don W Carrigan (1896 - 1936)
  Edna Irene Wyatt Carrigan (1901 - 1974)
 
Burial:
Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
Belleville
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Feb 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104936130
Capt Wilburn Dale Carrigan
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✞In your honor, thank you for your service and may your sacrifices never be forgotten.
- Rose Chandler Royals
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
 
 
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