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April 17, 1947. “Armed troops form a roadblock at Texas City, Texas, as all persons, including workers, were barred from entering the area where new explosions were expected. Fire in huge oil storage tanks burns in background.”
The largest industrial accident in US history.
[Texas City Disaster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_disaster)
My father was in Mortuary school in Houston during the explosion. He and many other students were sent there to handle all of the deaths that happened. The stories he told me over the years.
Early COH Meta: Jeeps and Flammenwerfers
Good thing that guy is ready with his rifle. ‘Turn back or I’l shoot you, for your safety!’