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Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in by D.W. Carter

By D.W. Carter

at the chilly Saturday morning of January sixteen, 1965, a U.S. Air strength KC-135 tanker sporting thirty-one thousand gallons of jet gasoline crashed right into a congested African American local in Wichita, Kansas. while the fireplace and destruction eventually subsided, forty-seven people--mostly African American children--were lifeless or injured, houses have been thoroughly destroyed and diverse households have been splintered. As surprising because it might sound, the development was once possible passed over from the historic list for almost fifty years. Now, historian D. W. Carter examines the myths and realities of the crash whereas offering new insights concerning the bad four-minute flight that perpetually replaced the historical past of Kansas. .

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