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#6809563 - 07/01/17 10:01 AM Texas City Disaster 1947
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Meant to post these on the 60th anniversary earlier this year.
My mom's uncle Norman Hamilton served with Houston FD from 1940-73 and made the call to Texas City on April 16, 1947. While there he was able to capture these images on film. The explosion and resulting fires killed nearly 600 people including 30 firemen. These pictures have never been seen by anyone other than family and friends.












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#6809571 - 07/01/17 10:09 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Thanks for sharing Texflip....I have family down there (they've been through four generations so far) that have always reminded me about this.

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#6809576 - 07/01/17 10:13 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Terrible tragedy, thanks for sharing y'alls personal pics up
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#6809579 - 07/01/17 10:14 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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#6809581 - 07/01/17 10:15 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Wow! My father in law lost some family in that tragedy.
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#6809589 - 07/01/17 10:25 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Amazing photos....thanks for sharing.....
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#6809684 - 07/01/17 12:34 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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TexFlip, my aunts have a few, nothing like that, my grandpa was there working and survived it.

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#6809693 - 07/01/17 12:42 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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That seventh picture is a pretty grizzly scene if that is what I think I am seeing. Terrible tragedy.

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#6809698 - 07/01/17 12:45 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: Walkabout]
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Originally Posted By: Walkabout
That seventh picture is a pretty grizzly scene if that is what I think I am seeing. Terrible tragedy.

Yeah it's a field morgue.

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#6809706 - 07/01/17 12:51 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Just wow

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#6809976 - 07/01/17 06:39 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Bad times for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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#6810173 - 07/01/17 11:05 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: Stub]
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Terrible tragedy, thanks for sharing y'alls personal pics up

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#6811972 - 07/04/17 11:08 AM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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I've read about the explosion, very tragic. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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#6813781 - 07/05/17 10:07 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Amazing photos....thanks for sharing.....


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#6813785 - 07/05/17 10:10 PM Re: Texas City Disaster 1947 [Re: TexFlip]
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Incredible photos.
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