B-24J Bomber Crash Historical

B-24J Bomber Crash Historical (HM1W1B)

Location: Chappell, NE 69129 Deuel County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 5.029', W 102° 28.258'

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During World War II Nebraska was home to eleven air bases, which filled the sky with planes engaged in training aircrews. On June 7, 1944, fifteen B-24 bombers departed from the Lincoln Army Air Base en route to the west coast. During a thunderstorm B-24J #44-40758 caught fire, descended to 500 feet, and began circling the town of Chappell, Nebraska, when it exploded about two miles southeast of here. All personnel aboard were killed instantly. The ten airmen who made the supreme sacrifice while serving their country were: 2nd Lt. Donald S. Wallace, Peculiar, MO; 2nd Lt. Colon A. Holland, Waynesboro, MS; 2nd Lt. Frank K. Duffey, Cranford, NJ; 2nd Lt. Paul E. Rose, Mammoth Springs, AK; S/Sgt. Robert E. Rogers, Camilla, GA; S/Sgt. Vance C. Johnson, Stromsburg, NE; Sgt. Bernard T. Clark, New York, NY; Sgt. Ralph A. Young, Anadarko, OK; Sgt. Peter L. Zamboto, Rochester, NY; and M/Sgt. William E. Webster, Oneonta, NY. All were members of the 866th Bombardment Squadron (H), Seventh Air Force.
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HM NumberHM1W1B
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Date Added Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 712435 N 4551143
Decimal Degrees41.08381667, -102.47096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.029', W 102° 28.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 1.74" N, 102° 28' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)308
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near NE-25A Link, Chappell NE 69129, US
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