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1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial

 
 
1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Peter Fischer, August 15, 2020
1. 1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial
Inscription.  

On June 30, 1956, a TWA Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided over the Grand Canyon. The 123 passengers and crew members aboard both aircraft perished.
This site is a common burial and memorial to 66 of the 70 TWA passengers and crew.

In Memory of
Harry Harvey Allen · Tracine Elizabeth Armbruster · Thomas Edward Ashton, Jr. · Robert Vernon Beatty · Martha Ann Beck · Stephen Robert Bishop · Connie June Braughton · Linda Kay Braughton · Forrest Dean Breyfogle · Lois Kleein Brock · Lillian Estelle Carple · Lawrence Zay Chatten · Sally Ann Cressman · Chester Arnold Crewse · Beth Ellis Davis · Robert Earl DeLonge · Donald Lloyd Flentie · Jack Silvetus Gandy · Virginia Elizabeth Goppert · Janice Tracy Haas · Mildred Rogene Crick Hatcher · William Wallace Hatcher · Janice Mae Heiser · Harry Robinson Holman · James Joseph Jang · Wayne Gardner Jeffrey · Sidney Roland Joslin · Joseph James Kite · Linda JoAnn Kite · Peachie Marie Kite · Sharon Marie Kite · Marie Jane Klemp · Lois Marie Laxton · Claire M. Maag · John Otto Maag · Donald K. MacBain · William H. Markey, Jr. · Rosalie
1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Peter Fischer, August 15, 2020
2. 1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial
Maude McClenny · Alice Emma Meyer · Andrew Jackson Nasalroad · Marietta Thompson Noel · Richard Curtis Noel · John Walker Payne · Monica Jean Payne · Richard Darling Payne · Richard Michael Payne · Robert Farley Perisho · Dennis Joseph Phelan · Neal Alan Power · Edward Merrill Reaves · James Henry Ritner · David Karn Robinson · Geoffry Brian Robinson · Jeanette Karn Robinson · Robert Earnest Sanders · Esther Fair Sharp · Robert Frank Sontag · Gloria Kathleen Gipson Townsend · Bessie Whitman · Carolyn Ruth Wiley · Elizabeth May Young

June 30, 1956
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters.
 
Location. 35° 11.211′ N, 111° 38.973′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from South San Francisco Street when traveling east. The memorial is in the back portion of Citizen's Cemetery. The gate to the north is typically closed, but access to the cemetery can be gained on the west, and accessible as a pedestrian or car. Parking is available across from the west gate at Northern Arizona University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flagstaff Presbyterian, Federated Community, Mexican Methodist Mission and United Methodist Churches
1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Peter Fischer, August 15, 2020
3. 1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Historic Basque Handball Court (approx. 0.6 miles away); Downtowner (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Two Spots (approx. 0.7 miles away); "The Gandy Dancer" (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Tractor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Transcontinental Railroad Centennial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Also see . . .  1956 Grand Canyon mid-air collision. (Submitted on August 18, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Peter Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Peter Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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