This is a quick note, mostly of excitement, as I continue to research the 1945 plane crash near Bramley Mountain that took the life of a West Point cadet (see my April 29 and May 30 blog postings). I've established contact with someone in Cadet Clark's hometown of Holdrege, Nebraska and tonight spoke with his sister-in-law - the first person I've had any contact with who actually knew him. She recalled him being a very nice young man who did well in spite of coming from what was then known as a broken home. When he came home on leave from West Point, it amused her that he was not very neat during his leave - his clothes were all over the furniture in his room. It probably was a nice change from what he had to do when at the Academy. I'm now working to establish contact with some of his high school and West Point classmates.
So from a simple question in Russell's Store about a plane crash this has grown into quite the enterprise. More to come.