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Lieut Cary Buckner Fant, Jr
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Birth: May 25, 1919
Cass County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1953
El Paso County
Texas, USA


First Lieutenant Fant was a Flight Engineer
aboard U.S. Air Force B-36D 'Peacemaker'

The pilot was attempting to land at Biggs Air
Force Base when they struck Franklin
Mountain, near El Paso, Texas.

Investigators believed the pilot mistook
nearby El Paso Municipal Airport for his
intended runway and the giant six propeller,
four jet engine powered bomber struck it's
wingtip into the mountainside in snowy, low
cloud cover weather conditions.

The crash killed all aboard.

The B-36 was on a flight from Carswell Air
Force Base, Fort Worth to Biggs.

The men killed were:

Lt. Col. Herman Gerick A/C Cmdr.
Maj. George C. Morford pilot
Maj. Douglas P. Miner Navigator
1st Lt. James M Harvey, Jr Flt. Eng.
T/Sgt. Royal Freeman Radio Op.
A1C Edwin D. Howe gunner
A2C Frank Silvestri gunner
T/Sgt. Dewey Taliaferro passenger

7th Bomb Wing, 492nd Bomb Squadron.

Family links: 
  Cary Buckner Fant (1880 - 1958)
  Mary Tallulah Burns Fant (1876 - 1959)
  J. Morris Fant (1904 - 1926)*
  W. Curtis Fant (1906 - 1976)*
  Pearl S. Fant Womack (1907 - 1983)*
  Infant Fant (1909 - 1909)*
  Mary Lou Fant Fuller (1913 - 1982)*
  Lorene Fant Shaw (1914 - 1966)*
  Alene Fant Hoyt (1914 - 1970)*
  Cary Buckner Fant (1919 - 1953)
  Thomas Fant (1921 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint William Catholic Cemetery
Red Hill
Cass County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: Michelle💕ღ
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
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