In memory of 2nd Lt. Robert Paul Manifold, age 26 of Noblesville, Indiana whose F-84 collided mid air 10 miles west of Albany off the Dawson Road.
His plane and that of Capt. Richard A. Atkins, 30 of Santa Barbara, California (who parachuted out successfully) struck the earth approximately three fourths of a mile apart, digging huge craters in the earth. We salute your bravery and honor as you died training to keep our country safe.
Robert Manifold - We remember you!