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Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins was born October 16th, 1911,  the daughter of Vreeland Tompkins, and Laura Tompkins.  After graduating from the Ambler School of Horticulture, Gertrude had moved to New York City. . Her boyfriend, a Royal Air Force pilot, had brought...
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October 13th 1972; Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, later known as "The Andes flight disaster", and "The Miracle of the Andes", departed Montevideo, Uruguay, bound for Santiago, Chile with 45 passengers and crew, including 19 members of the Old Christians...
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In an effort to see his father whom was dying of cancer,  Major Clifton Curtis "C.C." Williams, Jr. departed Cape Canaveral on October 5, 1967, en route to Mobile, Alabama, the location of his family home.  At 22 thousand feet in...
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