In memory of the Crew of "Abbot 27,"
B-36J No. 52-2818, who perished on
25 May 1955 near Sterling City, Texas.
Crewmembers were assigned to the 40th Bomb
Squadron (Heavy), 6th Bombardment Wing,
Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico.
Capt. L.C. Basinger, Jr., Acft Commander
Capt. Harold V. Bowman, Co-Pilot
Capt. Ernest R. Morton, Bombardier
Capt. Arthur Fred, Navigator
Capt. Charles C. Zalonka, 2nd Navigator
Capt. Nelson H. Ensor, Engineer
2Lt. Richard B. Glover, 2nd Flight Engineer
TSgt Leonard T. Cannon, Radio Operator
A2C Terrence M. McNeil, 2nd Radio Operator
TSgt David C. Messer, Gunner
TSgt Charles J. Davis, Gunner
TSgt Walter D. Longley, Gunner
A1C Charles L. Davis, Gunner
A1C Ernest J. Coffinger, Jr., Gunner
A1C Billy H. Kershner, Ground Crew Chief
May our comrades rest in peace, comforted with the knowledge that their service and sacrifice helped assure the continued freedom and liberty of the Nation and of the Free World.
Erected October 2007