October 03, 2008


Phyllis McCarthy

I came to El Paso in 1952 and I remember working at Popular Dry Goods downtown. This was between 1963 and 1965 I believe. While working I heard a loud bang which we thought was a truck hitting the wall of the alley between the buildings. Later we heard it was an airforce plane hitting the mountain on the west side of town. There was also a airforce plane that went down after hitting a water tower or power line by the old El Paso airport. Do you have anything on either of these?

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