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Jesse James Creason, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1925
Corning
Clay County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1955
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Born in Corning Arkansas. Mother: Ada Cloice Pond. He has served in the USAF and left a wife and 2 children, ages 3 and 6 months.

During the night of February 19, 1955, searchlights swept Sandia Mountain as rescuers searched for the crash site of TWA Flight 260. The twin-engine plane slammed into the Dragon's Tooth, a prominent rock spire on the northeast edge of Domingo Baca/TWA Canyon 7:10 am. There were no survivors and 16 lives were lost. The wreckage smoldered for days.

Originally the cause was believed to be that the pilots "intentionally flying the plane into the mountain" but, five years later changed the probable cause to "deviation from course for reasons unknown" with speculation that the fluxgate compass may have malfunctioned.

Five New Mexico residents were aboard the plane. They are HOMER D. BRAY, 817 Grandview SE; MISS LOIS DEAN, 907 Richmond SE; the Rev. EARL F. DAVIS, 501A Quincy NE; WORTH H. NICHOLL, Elks Club, and DR. ROBERT BALK, Socorro.

Other occupants of the plane were:
D. A. COLLIER, Conneaut, Ohio.
R. B. RILEY, Dallas, Tex.
R. S. NYALAND, Kansas City, Mo.
H. M. SOUTH, Overland Park, Kan.
W. R. CAMPBELL, Tenafly, N. J.
MR. and MRS. A. S. SCHOONMAKER, Hackensack, N. J.

Crew members were:
Capt. I. R. SPONG, Prairie Village, Kan.
First Officer J. J. CRESSON, JR., Brady Hills, North Kansas City, Mo.
Hostess SHARON SCHOENING, Kansas City, Mo. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse James Creason (1893 - 1969)
  Ada Cloice Pond Creason (1897 - 1968)
 
 Siblings:
  Floyd Eugene Creason (1918 - 1924)*
  Ada Marie Creason Gambill (1922 - 2006)*
  Jesse James Creason (1925 - 1955)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Washington Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Athanatos
Record added: Dec 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23514586
Jesse James Creason, Jr
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- Jim Pond
 Added: Jan. 2, 2011

- Diana
 Added: Jan. 11, 2009

- Athanatos
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008
 
 
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