Boeing B-50A The "Long Ranger"

Boeing B-50A The "Long Ranger" (HMJ9I)

Location: Dateland, AZ 85333 Yuma County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.968', W 113° 32.443'

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On the morning of March 23, 1950, an Air Force B-50 Bomber on a routine training mission, exploded and crashed north of the communities of Dateland and Hyder AZ. Two of the 14 crewman on board, Capt. John H. Lee and 1st. Lt. William T. Gentry, managed to escape the disintegrating aircraft and parachuted to safety. The 12 remaining crew members all perished in the crash.

This memorial is erected and dedicated to the memory of the crew of the "Long Ranger" who, while serving their country, made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom.

Lt. Col. Harold E. Mignola · Tech Sgt. Cecil B. HortonCapt. Robert H Stephenson · Tech Sgt. Lewis E WombleCapt. Fred B. Smith · Staff Sgt Raymond D Darby1st. Lt. Newell G Shepherd · CPI. Melvin E GelinoSgt. William E Stovall · CPI. James I. Jones

43rd Bomb Wing, 65th Bomb Sqdn.
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HM NumberHMJ9I
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByStratgic Air Command
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 262088 N 3631914
Decimal Degrees32.79946667, -113.54071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.968', W 113° 32.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 58.08" N, 113° 32' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Ave 64 E, Dateland AZ 85333, US
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