WWII Crash Site - B-24 Tail # 41-29052

WWII Crash Site - B-24 Tail # 41-29052 (HM1IYE)

Location: Boone, IA 50036 Boone County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 57.1081', W 93° 58.1791'

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Inscription
On July 31, 1943, a U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Bomber, Serial # 41-29052, carrying a crew of five, crashed at this site during a severe thunderstorm killing everyone on board.

This marker is placed here in their memory.

1st Lt. Melvin S. Meeker, Pilot
2nd Lt. Samuel Levitt, Copilot
2nd Lt. Mathew J. Radosvich, Bombardier
T/Sgt. James M. Parker, Engineer
T/Sgt. Thomas J. Leyshon, Radioman

The crew was on a navigation training flight from Topka Army Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas to Duluth, Minnesota, at the time of the crash.
Details
HM NumberHM1IYE
Additional InformationWalk up to the edge of the fence and look onto the property and you will see three indentations in the ground. One large one with two small ones on each side. This is the original impact craters. The land owner left them there as part of the memorial.
Series This marker is part of the WWII Army Air Corp Aircraft Crashes series
Tags
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassBoth
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByLandowner
Marker Condition
4 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 5:39pm PST -08:00
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Photo Credits: [1] BOB FLEEGE  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationUse Google Maps or Apple Maps to get directions to 1792 K Ave, Ogden, IA
Location DescriptionCenter of marker below the air plane atop the marker
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 419634 N 4644879
Decimal Degrees41.95180200, -93.96965200
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.1081', W 93° 58.1791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 6.4872" N, 93° 58' 10.7472" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)515
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1700-1798 K Ave, Boone IA 50036, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker seems to be fairly weathered. The farmstead / property appears to have been demolished and area converted into tilled agricultural land. The mentioned impact craters were not apparent since the crash site was planted with corn. Since the area appears to have been bulldozed, it would be questionable if the impact craters are still there.

Aug 16, 2016 at 12:34pm PDT by mjfdonovan

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Maintenance Issues
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