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Three Navy airmen and a Huntington civilian student pilot were killed Sunday, Aug. 11, 1946, when a twin-engine Navy transport and a flight training plane collided in mid-air over the Ohio River and crashed about a block and half apart in Westmoreland. The Navy plane, which fell behind 3521 Auburn Road, carried Lt. (j.g.) John S. Row Jr. of Huntington, Lt. Commander Clark Lee Henderson of Staatsburg, N.Y., and Cecil Elbert Whitten Jr., of Hagerstown, Md., who had been an aviation machinist's mate second class in the Navy. The trainer plane, which fell on the Ohio River side of the floodwall, was piloted by J.P. Corkran Jr. of Huntington. Thanks to Paul N. Fulks for identifying the photo.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Feb. 14, 2011

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We have a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.

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We are scanning the negatives and photos and running some of the photos in the newspaper.

These photos were from a box of 4x5 negatives. The box includes no information.

Browse through the gallery. If you can add caption information to any of the photos (or correct a caption we already have), e-mail online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.

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