Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Via Email from Don Cox

Floyd P. Call age 94 died a week ago. He made several entries to the blog and was an avid history buff.

He was able to go to Washington DC with his son Kieth to visit the WWII memorial as part of the Kansas "flights for the greatest generation" a few months ago. His son Dwight told me Floyd would be proud to be remembered on the blog. RIP Floyd


Monday, September 19, 2011

The Day the Jet Landed in Cedar Vale

I don't remember the exact year, but it was sometime around 1955 when a jet fighter plane landed near Cedar Vale. The plane was based in Wichita I believe, and was flying very high near Tulsa, OK when the engine quit. *If someone has better details please share them with us.

Although he could have landed safely in Tulsa, apparently he was ordered to "glide" to Wichita. He never made it that far and came down in a field just northwest of Cedar Vale. I don't believe the pilot was injured, but the plane had to be hauled away on a truck. It caused a bit of excitement at the time.

What other exciting stories are hiding out there?