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Lieut Charles Samuel "Chuck" Cole
Birth: Apr. 17, 1930
Wyoming, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1957
New Brunswick, Canada

United States Air Force

At 12:05 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 1957 a B-52 intercontinential bomber from the 70th Bomb Squadron at the Strategic US Air Force Command Base at Loring, Maine exploded and crashed near Morrill Siding, five miles north of Perth-Andover. The bomber was returning from a routine instrument training mission and was undergoing an exercise designed to test the pilots reflexes. On this occasion something went drastically wrong. The stess placed on the airplane caused it to break apart and explode.

The fate of the aircraft's navigator epitomizes the human cost of the Cold War. Lieutenant Charles Samuel Cole completed his training with his crew at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California in June 1956, after which they were assigned to 70th Bomb Squardron. He married Theresa Jalbert of Caribou, Maine, and the couple took up residence in Caribou. Within the year, he was killed at age 26 and was buried in his hometown of Basin, Wyoming. One week after the crash, his widow gave birth to their only child, a son which will never have the honor of knowing his father.

The victims of this tradedy are:
Captain William C Davidson # 52120646
Captain Richard A Jenkins # 98787485
Captain John E McCune # 73985358
Captain Marquad H.D. Myers # 3613669
Lieutenant Andy Larson
Lieutenant Walter A Thomes # 84364046
Sergeant Ray Miller 
Family links: 
  Clarence Harry Cole (1894 - 1985)
  Daisy Mildred Rinehart Cole (1898 - 1956)
  Robert Lawrence Cole (1925 - 2010)*
  Velma Jean Cole Chapman (1928 - 2015)*
  Charles Samuel Cole (1930 - 1957)
*Calculated relationship
Mount View Cemetery
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
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