Welcome to GenDisasters!

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Greenville, AL Auto Plunges Into Creek, Jan 1939

7 PERISH IN AUTO PLUNGE.

ONLY ONE OF AN ALABAMA FAMILY ESCAPES WHEN CAR GOES IN CREEK.  read more »

Aberdeen, MD Bus And Car Collision, Oct 1934

FIVE NEGROES KILLED AS BUS AND CAR CRASH.  read more »

Itasca, TX Plane Crash, Jan 1936

THREE TEXANS DIE IN PLANE CRASH.  read more »

Luke Field Honolulu, HI Mid-Air Collision, Jan 1936

6 ARMY FLIERS ARE KILLED IN MID-AIR CRASH.

BIG BOMBERS PLUNGE IN FLAMES AT LUKE FIELD, HAWAII.

2 SAVED BY 'CHUTES.

LIEUTENANT, SERGEANT AND FOUR PRIVATES MEET DEATH.  read more »