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Incident Name: fire near Porterville, CA
Date: 8/19/1958
Personnel: Joseph Anthony
Age: 38
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: aerial firefighters

Summary: On August 8, 1958 Joseph Anthony lost his life while piloting a PBY, an amphibious aircraft, near Porterville CA. The details of the accident are unknown to us as is the fire he might have been working on.

PBY for type, photo credits: J. Foster

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near Porterville, CA


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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 8/19/1958
    • 1 killed, Joseph Anthony
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: PBY, an amphibious aircraft
    • Location: Tulare County, California, United States
    • FAA Registration #  unknown
  • For more information if records that old become availible, consult the NTSB online lookup Utility
  • California Death Index: Joseph Allen Anthony

    Name: Joseph Allen Anthony

    Event Type: Death

    Event Date: 19 Aug 1958

    Event Place: Tulare Co, CA

    Birth Date: 27 Aug 1920

    Birthplace: New Mexico

    Gender: Male

    Father's Name: Anthony

    Mother's Name: Boigrie

    Age: 38 years old

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Contributors to this article:  photos of PBY: J. Foster; John Miller; Mellie


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