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Aerial Damage Photographs

These aerial photographs were provided to NWS Wilmington, Ohio by Attila Kilinc and are used with permission. The images depict the damage caused in Xenia and Wilberforce by the F5 tornado of April 3, 1974. Most of the images have been matched to lat/lon coordinates. Click each thumbnail to view the full-size version (1500 x 1000 px).


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The following aerial photographs, provided by Wright-Patterson AFB and obtained through the NOAA Photo Library, show the extent of damage along the 32-mile path of the 1974 Xenia F5 tornado. This monster tornado first touched down southwest of Xenia, inflicting catastrophic damage to the Windsor Park and Arrowhead subdivisions. It then tracked northeast through the city of Xenia and continued on its way through Central State and Wilberforce, where it finally dissipated.
































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