It's been described as one of the worst civilians disasters in America during World War II, and it happened in northwest Florida.
In August of 1944, an Army Air Corp bomber on a training mission from Eglin accidentally drops its payload south of Defuniak Springs. Today, a historic marker was dedicated at the spot where the tragedy occurred.
The bombs killed four members of the Cosson family and seriously injured five others. In 1980, Congress passed a bill providing a yearly payment to the most seriously injured survivor.
Thomas Cosson expressed gratitude to have the memorial made. "We've had so many promises of what was going to happen here and it didn't happen. But now that this has happened, I want to thank everybody that has something to do with this."
However, Franklin Cosson didn't share the sentiment. He says that problems with the marker are its inaccuracies about how the tragedy occurred, as well as the compensation that was paid to the survivors.