Texas City, TX Disaster - Explosion and Fire, Apr 1947
Following at U. S. Marine Hospital:
EDUARDO LARA, Texas City; MARGARET CARROLLS, Galveston; N. S. ALFORD, Texas City; BRUCE ALLIPHANT, Texas City; C. E. DAVIS, Texas City; JOE W. PHILLIPS, Highlands, Texas; GILBERT REYER, Texas City; LEO MAY, Karroack, Texas City; RAYMOND ROHDEN, Texas City; BRUCE A. OLIPHANT, Texas City; M. S. J. RIGG, Hamilton, Texas; ALBERT BEADLE, Baywater, Western Australia; THADEUS M. WARREN, Galveston; VERNON GRUGGMAN (unknown); JOE RAMOS, Texas City; HENRY VORNKAHA, Texas City; G. PUENTE, Galveston.
H. L. STEPHENS, Galveston; IGNACIO FUENTES, Texas City; C. J. CARPETAS, Texas City; ALPHA WILLIS EDMUNDSON, Corrigan, Texas; JESSE GORDON, Texas City; C. E. McCARLEY, Texas City; JOE A. CLEVELAND, Texas City; Father WILLIAM ROACH, Texas City (dead); C. P. WARD, Texas City; B. GOLDBERG (unknown); JOHN KELLY, Gladewater, Tex.; WILLIAM J. KELLY, Texas City; OTTO LONGORIA, Victoria, Texas; CHARLES COWARD, Galveston.
STEPHEN YURSATUS, Texas City; J. B. BUBION, Galveston; CLARENCE EDWARDS DAVIS, Texas City; MONROE ALTMAN, Houston, Texas; JOHN H. WALTERS, Houston; WILL PRICE DURBA, Texas City; HENRY WHITE, Texas City; L. J. PIGG, Texas City; JOE MAYES, Texas City; RADIE WAITS, Texas City; GLEN WRIGHT, DeQueen, Ark.; JOHN D. HENDERSON, Texas City.
GERNANDES GONZALES, Texas City; M. HOFFRICKER, Chicago, Ill.; JOSEPH A. REAGAN, Galveston; CHARLES I. ECK, Texas City; JUSIO NIETO (unknown); GENEVA VALESQUEZ, Texas City; JOHN HURECK, Texas City; LEM SMITH, Texas City; DANIEL E. COMER, Texas City.
Dead In Blast
HOUSTON, April 16 (AP) - Following is the incomplete list of identified dead this afternoon in Texas City:
C. O. WELLS, H. E. WELCH, JESSIE JONES, AUSTIN EDWARDS, LEE RIVERS, LUCIO SALAZAR, B. O. NIETO, GEORGE F. DEBOER, E. E. MAY, J. B. CASSELL, FRANK RANDALL, JOSEPH DeWITT MEEK, GONZALEZ GARCIA, T. B. WARREN, GREGORY H. PEREZ, ROBERT SMITH, ISAAC BURTON GOAR, GEORGE WILLIAMS, PETE DELAO, F. J. LUTHER, JR., C. Q. WELLS, EARL C. HARTNETT, ALFRED S. GERSON, JULIAN CASTILLO, JULIUS E. CLARKE, LAWRENCE OLIVER, JESS DELEON, JOSEPH LECORRE, F. I. LUTTEMEN, MRS. PEARL DAVIS, ARTURO TORRES, THOMAS A. WOMACK, CHARLES KNIGHT GILCREASE, FRED WOMACK.
Casualties brought to Houston included:
PIER H. BINA, J. C. SWAN, LESTER HERRING, CARTNO SAUCEDA; eight white men, unidentified; one woman, unidentified.
Amarillo Daily News Texas 1947-04-17
The Texas City disaster was an industrial accident that occurred April 16, 1947, in the Port of Texas City. It was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, and one of the largest non-nuclear explosions. Originating with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp (docked in the port), its cargo of approximately 2,300 tons (approximately 2,100 metric tons) of ammonium nitrate detonated, with the initial blast and subsequent chain-reaction of further fires and explosions in other ships and nearby oil-storage facilities killing at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_disaster