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George Arthur Simmons
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1930
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1958
Bridgeport
Wise County
Texas, USA

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George Simmons was a Loadmaster aboard
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.

Son of George C. & Julia (Walden) Simmons, of Robbins,
North Carolina.

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Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Body removed to Robbins, North Carolina
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Feb 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104940992
 

 
 
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