Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Sabotage: The Downing of Flight 629


This article was written using the sources listed below, as well as visits to the Longmont Museum Center and to the actual crash site of United Airlines flight 629 on the flatlands east of Longmont, Colorado.

Boda, Arlo, resident of Longmont, Colorado, a personal interview August 4, 2003.

Brenneman, Bill. "He'll Never See His Lively Son Again, Crash Investigator Widely Known," November 3, 1955, Rocky MountainNews.

Brown, George. "Federal Probers Seek Plane Tragedy Cause", DenverPost.

"Plane Tragedy Reaches All Parts of Nation," November 2, 1955,

"Crash Victims' Names Furnished by Airline," November 2, 1955,

"Grim Corpse Identification Task Parallels Probe of Crash Cause,"

"114 Pounds of Mail Recovered at Crash, Bomb Expert Studies Plane Crash Rubble," November 3, 1955, DenverPost.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, synopsis of the Jack Gilbert Graham Case.

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Gaskie, Jack. "Scene of Death and Horror Under Flickering Flames," November 2, 1955, Rocky Mountain News.

Gauss, Gordon, "Graham Spurns Appeal and is Sentenced to Die," May 15, 1956, Longmont-Times-Call.

Kallman, Harmon. "Copter Trip Presents Vivid Crash Picture," DenverPost.

Larsen, Leonard, "Plane Tragedy Reaches All Parts of Nation," November 2, 1955, The DenverPost.

"Local Guard Company Protects Wreck of Airliner," November 3, 1955,

"Secrecy Cloaks Check that Bomb May Have Wrecked Big Airliner," November 4, 1955,

"FBI Lab Expert Here Sifting Airliner Wreckage," November 6, 1955,

"Bomb Blast Evidence is Reported Found," November 7, 1955,

"Graham Faces Murder Charge," November 15, 1955,

"Graham's "I Want To Die" Statements," May 7, 1956,

"Graham Spurns Appeal," May 15, 1956, LongmontTimes-Call.

Nakkula, Al. "44 Killed in Airliner Explosion," November 2, 1955, Rocky Mountain News.

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Plasket, B. J. "Denver Airliner Bombing in '55 Altered Security," November 5, 1995. The DenverPost.

Roos, Charles. "Plane Parts, Bodies Scattered 2 Miles Over Sugar Beet Fields," DenverPost.

"44 On Plane Die In Crash In West," November 2, 1955,

"Airline Hires Explosives Expert To Investigate Crash Fatal to 44," November 3, 1955,

"Some Things Unusual in Crash," November 6, 1955,

"CAB Confirms Blast on Airliner," November 7, 1955,

"FBI is Called In On Airline Blast," November 6, 1955,

"Youth Admits Planting Bomb in Airliner," November 15, 1955,

"Colorado to Try Confessed Saboteur," November 15, 1955,

"Guilt Now Denied in Airliner Blast," November 19, 1955, New York Times.

Sifakis, Carl (1982) The Encyclopedia of American Crime. New York, NY: Smithmark Publishers.

Witkin, Richard. "Case of Bombed Plane; True Detective Story," November 20, 1955. New York Times.

Wood, Floyd and Roland. "2 UP Trainmen Logged Plane's Plight From "Flicker to Crash'," November 2, 1955, The DenverPost.