Lecture About 1960 B-47 Crash Over Little Rock Neighborhoods

LITTLE ROCK—Historian Travis Ratermann will present his award winning paper “A Living Hell: The Story of a B-47 Crash that Devastated Little Rock Neighborhoods” on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Darragh Center located at the main branch of the Central Arkansas Library Systems at 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. The free event is hosted by the Pulaski County Historical Society.
Ratermann’s paper details the historic story of a B-47, assigned to the Little Rock Air Force Base, that was torn apart over Little Rock on March 31, 1960. The debris field from this deadly incident stretched from Allsopp Park to what is now Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Ratermann will discuss the effect of the accident on both the community and the air force personnel involved. All but one crew member perished as did two civilians on the ground.      MORE
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