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CRASH LANDING MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1978

Disastrous Distraction

United Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Portland International
Airport in Oregon. The jet ran out of fuel while troubleshooting
a landing gear problem and crashed in a suburban neighborhood
east of the city at 157th and Burnside. Ten passengers were killed
and 175 survived.

 

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1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot - oregonlive.com

 

United Airlines 173 – The Need for CRM | GO FLIGHT MEDICINE

United Airlines Flight 173 crash site in Portland, OR (Google Maps)
The crash site as it looks today.

 

 

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MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944)


Glenn Miller was a big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader
in the
swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942,
leading
one of the best-known big bands
. Miller’s recordings include "In the
Mood
", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo
Choo
", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo",
"
American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer’s Tune", and "Little Brown
Jug"
. In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69
top ten hits—more than
Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top - 
10s) did in their careers.
   
       

In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during
World War II, ending up with the U.S. Army Air Forces. On December 15,
1944, while flying to Paris, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over
the
English Channel. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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                   SANDY KOZEL

The State Department on Friday posted a tweet to honor the Air Force, but used a photo of the Blue Angels.

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The 
United States Armed Forces. It is one of the eight U.S.
uniformed services
. Initially formed as a part of the United
States Army
on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established
as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 Sep. 
1947 with the passing of the
National Security Act of 1947.

The Air Force is the second youngest branch of the U.S.
Armed Forces and the fourth in
order of precedence.

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WORLD TRADE CENTER ON THIS DAY IN 2001

A view of the New York City skyline, as seen from the Empire State Building on September 10, 2001.
A view of the New York City skyline, as seen from the Empire State Building on September 10, 2001.

 


A storm passes over New York City on the evening of September 10, 2001.


On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist
group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks
against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into
the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane
hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane
crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people
were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A disaster, eight years ago, will be never forgotten… | Vincent Loy's Online Journal

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

Why the Invasion of Poland in 1939 Launched World War Ii | Time

Invasion of Poland, Fall 1939 | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

80th anniversary of Poland invasion: Why the memory is still a battleground

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