Texas City, TX Disaster - Explosion and Fire, Apr 1947
But he told this story: "I was getting ready to leave one of the buildings at the chemical plant when the ship exploded. It knocked me down. I got up and tried to run. Just as I did the chemical plant blew up. The walls and roof came down around me and knocked me out. It was pitch dark when I came to, and I fought my way out of there. I'll never know how I got out. I am a lucky guy to be alive."
Injured List In Blast High
GALVESTON, April 16 (AP) - A partial list of injured in the Texas City Explosion follows:
BILLY G. ROBINSON, MRS. COUCH, GILBERT RAWLEY, Galveston; CORA CASH, LUPE VALDEZ, ADMONDO VALDEZ, C. J. HOOD, OTIS POINTER, RUTH HOOD, Carneck, Tex.; EUNICE POINTER, J. N. THATCKER, MRS. TURNER, C. B. DOWELL, Arkindi, Ark.; W. D. DAVIS, F. B. EDWARDS, FRANK MORGAN, Houston; MRS. G. RAWLEY, Oneal, Washington, (foregoing without address all Texas City).
Following addresses unknown:
PAUL D. DAVIS, L. P. FOSTER, MAX SMITH, P. THOMPSON, ED C. MATHIS, HARRY WATSON, A. W. JONES, ROBERT MAKE, MRS. C. H. ANDERSON, FRED GRISSON, H. G. GRISSON, H. G. BRADLEY, COLUMBUS FRAMER, NEALY BOWEN, MRS. ARRINGTON, DALE HARDWICK, ROBERT LEE RICH, E. L. PETTY, Texas City; N. E. BAKER, FRED R. WARD, E. B. HENDRICKS, DOROTHY TARPAY, B. GOLDBERG (all address unknown); HENRY WRAY, Texas City; DAVID L. FULKNER, Texas City; MARCUS BILLA, Texas City; EMORY HATCH (unknown); RAY CHANDLER, Galveston; REGINE GERSON, Texas City; CLEMENT JENNIS, Texas City; OTIS HEDDIN, Texas City; L. G. GARCIA, Texas City; R. A. ADAMS, Texas City.
A. W. JONES, Texas City; BUCK WILLIAMS, Texas City; HASKEL T. SARGENT, Galveston; EMMETT J. HARRIS, Texas City; FREDA JONES, Texas City; ARTHUR HUGHES, Texas City; J. H. LANDREY, Galveston; JAKE CAPTEAL, Texas City; ROBERT LEE PRICE, Texas City; A. N. DOWDY, Texas City; GREGORIO O. AVILA, Texas City; EARL E. HAUGHTON, Galveston; DOLORES TORRES, Texas City; YNEGEC CRISTOLA, Texas City; GRANT WHEATON, Texas City; RAY DAY, Texas City; ROBERT MAY, G. DOUGH, W. S. PECK, C. W. ADAMS (all unknown address); RICHARD BROWN, Texas City; CHESTER PRIMER, ELSIE DEWALT, FRANCISCO REYES (all address unknown); PEARL WILKENFIELD, Texas City.
J. D. CARTER, V. E. BAKER, HENRY MANTZEL, MRS. MAXINE GALBERD, FRANK BATES, VERNON LINTON, FLORENCIO JASSO, CHESTER PRINO, J. P. DECKER, MISA DOUGAL, V. G. DAVIS, CHRISTINE YULGES, REBECCA HENRY, MARGARET BRADFORD, HOWARD BLACKBURN, JOE REYES, ELSIE HEWITT, LEE SIMS, L. E. FULLER, JOE HILL, Y. J. BERNARD, J. M. O'BRIEN (all addresses unknown); BOBBY ERNSALL, Galveston; LILLIE NEVEL, GUSSIE WEYDIRT, (unknown address); J. A. HAROLD, Lamarque; CHARLES BURT HENDERSON (unknown address); E. N. WEIR, Texas City; WILLIE J. NATION, JUNE HESTER, J. E. STUTHERLAND, MR. BALEW, MR. REYNOLDS.
ISABEL GONZALES, BILLY CALHOUN, MRS. CRUCE, CHARLIE WOOD, W. A. BERTRAM, MADELYN LOCKAFELLOW, BIRDIE HALL, CARMEN GANBOS, ALBERT VALDEZ, WILLIE MAY CALLIS, ROSE TENNANT, MARY HERNANDEZ, CONROE LOFTON, FRANK FITZPATRICK, CALDER JACKSON, MR. DENMAN, ERNESTINE GUNNING, STUART WALLACE, ELMIRA JACKSON (all addresses unknown) foregoing all at John Sealy Hospital.
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