Little Miss 1565

Unnamed child, identified as Little Miss 1565, who died when a Barnum and Bailey circus tent caught fire in 1944 in Hartford, Conn.

Last week, Vicki, the middle-aged woman who was the night shift manager at Diamond’s restaurant where I worked, told me how she and her 4-year-old niece, Claudia, and 9-year-old nephew, Bobby, found themselves trapped in the Barnum and Bailey circus tent when it caught on fire in Hartford, Conn. in 1944.

I left off at the point where Vicki and the two children had escaped the conflagration when a teenager cut a slit in the tent from outside and helped them out. I’ll let her continue:

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