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Victims of the 1949 Journalist's flight in India
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Scott G
Description: Forty four persons, including 14 top flight American news correspondents, were killed when a Dutch KLM Constellation airliner crashed into a hill just outside Bombay, India during a torrential rain. The U.S. reporters were returning from a tour of Indonesia by invitation of the Dutch government. Two members of the journalistic party elected not to fly back aboard the Constellation. All others aboard were killed. In Hong Kong, Mrs. Dorothy Brandon, New York Herald Tribune correspondent, charged that the Indonesians sabotaged the plane. She said that in refusing to fly back aboard it, she had ""told them that this would happen." The correspondents, she said, had offended the Indonesians by reporting the Dutch version of the Indonesian struggle. At the New York office of the Indonesian republic it was said that the idea of sabotage was "absurd and unthinkable." Mutilated bodies, among them those of nine women, were thrown over the rain-lashed hillside north of Bombay where the four-engined transport crashed and disintegrated. One wing burst into flames whe it hit.The Constellation made four passes at the storm-bound Bombay Airport. Then it wheeled away to destruction on a 300-foot slope of the rocky Ghatkopar hills.
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Barrows, Nathaniel Albert "Nat" 122425852
b. Mar. 14, 1905 d. Jul. 12, 1949
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Branyan, James H. 72926540
b. Apr. 15, 1917 d. Jul. 12, 1949
New Albany Cemetery
New Albany
Union County
Mississippi, USA
Colvig, Frederick Wall 122510195
b. 1913 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Sewri Christian Cemetery
Mumbai (Bombay)
Maharashtra
India
Dick, Elsie 143426002
b. Dec. 23, 1906 d. Jul. 12, 1949
No cemetery
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Falco, Thomas Anthony 143438378
b. Jun. 9, 1910 d. Jul. 12, 1949
No cemetery
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Gratke, Charles Edward 143436337
b. Aug. 11, 1901 d. Jul. 12, 1949
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Heath, S. Burton 7913730
b. Dec. 20, 1898 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Hulen, Bertram Dyer 11164562
b. Jul. 9, 1889 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Knickerbocker, Hubert Renfro "Red" 80732784
b. Jan. 31, 1898 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Sewri Christian Cemetery
Mumbai (Bombay)
Maharashtra
India
Mahan, Lynn C. 100309792
b. unknown d. Jul. 12, 1949
Hopkins Cemetery
Hopkins
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
Mahoney, Michael Vincent, Jr 98254148
b. Jul. 1, 1902 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Northview Cemetery
Dublin
Laurens County
Georgia, USA
Moorad, George Lester 113647270
b. Mar. 25, 1908 d. Jul. 12, 1949
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Newton, William H. 30349026
b. unknown d. 1949
Milan Cemetery
Milan
Erie County
Ohio, USA
Werkley, John G 134518521
b. 1913 d. Jul. 12, 1949
Calvary Cemetery
Paterson
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
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