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Tragic Death of Governor Commemorated
Tragic Death of Governor Commemorated
On January 25, 1962 a Montana Air National Guard C-47 aircraft was hit by a hurricane force wind that sheared off its right wing. The airplane which was flying to Cut Bank crashed into the Wolf Creek area killing all members on the plane. Among the dead were executive secretary Dennis Gordon, Montana National Guard Majors Joseph Devine and Clifford Hanson, Crew Chief Charles Ballard, the state agriculture commissioner Edward Wren, and the Governor of Montana Donald G. Nutter.