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Arnold Hughie Boggs

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Arnold Hughie Boggs Veteran

Birth
Sutter County, California, USA
Death
6 Oct 1955 (aged 17)
Albany County, Wyoming, USA
Burial
Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA Add to Map
Plot
F, 0, 906
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Passenger on United Airlines Flight 409 that crashed into a mountainside in Albany County, WY.
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4 Huron, Alpena Men Among Crash Dead

Enroute to a California base, were 17 Air Force inductees listed as missing and presumed killed in the crash. Four South Dakota men, Ronald E. Albright of Huron, SD, Robert E. Bechtold of Alpena, SD., Richard D. Cook of Huron, SD. Raymond L. Engelhart of Huron, SD. Other midwest victims;Daniel H. Alexander, Omaha, NE., Arnold H Boggs, Lewellen, NE., William H. Ettleman, Council Bluffs, IA., Russel L. Kugler, Sargent, NE., Richard A. Lawhead, North Platte, NE., Lawrence Monk, MI., Paul C. Noetzelmann, Lewellen, NE., Capt. George Parker Hill, UT., Eugene Reynolds, MI and Herbert B. Williams, Gothenburg. NE.

© The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota, Friday, 7 Oct 1955, pg. 1
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Stormy Weather Believed To Have Buffeted Plane 20 Miles Off Course; Two Children Among 65 Victims

LARAMIE, WYO. – A United Airlines DC4 today appeared to be 20 miles off it course when it crashed into Medicine Bow Peak and killed 66 persons in the worst disaster in United States civil aviation history.

Summary: Plane may have been swept off course and into the peak by fierce turbulence. Air Force called off search due to bad weather. The DC had only one empty seat on the flight.

Bits of Wreckage

The plane hit the mountain at a steep angle, explosion and impact made the recovery difficult. Members of Wyoming Mountain Club will do the actual recovery, lowering the bodies 200 feet to others who will put the victims on litters and carry them down to the road. Victims include 61 adult passengers, two children and five crew members. The recovery was very difficult due to the impact and fire.

6 Oct 1955; From United Airlines headquarters in Chicago issues list of passengers on plane, includes:
9 - Arnold H. Boggs. Boarded at Omaha. Destination Oakland, Calif. Home: Lewellen, Nebraska.
38 - Paul C. Noetzelmann. Boarded at Omaha. Destination Oakland, Calif. Home: Lewellen, Nebraska

Articles courtesy of Debbie McGinley, April 2020.

Full passenger list located here.
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 409 that crashed into a mountainside in Albany County, WY.
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4 Huron, Alpena Men Among Crash Dead

Enroute to a California base, were 17 Air Force inductees listed as missing and presumed killed in the crash. Four South Dakota men, Ronald E. Albright of Huron, SD, Robert E. Bechtold of Alpena, SD., Richard D. Cook of Huron, SD. Raymond L. Engelhart of Huron, SD. Other midwest victims;Daniel H. Alexander, Omaha, NE., Arnold H Boggs, Lewellen, NE., William H. Ettleman, Council Bluffs, IA., Russel L. Kugler, Sargent, NE., Richard A. Lawhead, North Platte, NE., Lawrence Monk, MI., Paul C. Noetzelmann, Lewellen, NE., Capt. George Parker Hill, UT., Eugene Reynolds, MI and Herbert B. Williams, Gothenburg. NE.

© The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota, Friday, 7 Oct 1955, pg. 1
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Stormy Weather Believed To Have Buffeted Plane 20 Miles Off Course; Two Children Among 65 Victims

LARAMIE, WYO. – A United Airlines DC4 today appeared to be 20 miles off it course when it crashed into Medicine Bow Peak and killed 66 persons in the worst disaster in United States civil aviation history.

Summary: Plane may have been swept off course and into the peak by fierce turbulence. Air Force called off search due to bad weather. The DC had only one empty seat on the flight.

Bits of Wreckage

The plane hit the mountain at a steep angle, explosion and impact made the recovery difficult. Members of Wyoming Mountain Club will do the actual recovery, lowering the bodies 200 feet to others who will put the victims on litters and carry them down to the road. Victims include 61 adult passengers, two children and five crew members. The recovery was very difficult due to the impact and fire.

6 Oct 1955; From United Airlines headquarters in Chicago issues list of passengers on plane, includes:
9 - Arnold H. Boggs. Boarded at Omaha. Destination Oakland, Calif. Home: Lewellen, Nebraska.
38 - Paul C. Noetzelmann. Boarded at Omaha. Destination Oakland, Calif. Home: Lewellen, Nebraska

Articles courtesy of Debbie McGinley, April 2020.

Full passenger list located here.

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