Lost Airmen of World War II

Lost Airmen of World War II (HM1C8A)

Location: Naper, NE 68755 Boyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 57.521', W 99° 5.404'

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On August 3, 1944, a C-47 transport carrying twenty-eight men of the U.S. Army Air Forces crashed in a ravine six miles southwest of Naper during a severe storm. There were no survivors. It was the largest single military air disaster in Nebraska history. The plane was in flight from the Bruning, Nebraska, Army Air Field to Pierre, South Dakota, where the men would complete gunnery training before going overseas. A monument in nearby Knollcrest Cemetery honors their sacrifice.
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HM NumberHM1C8A
Series This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series
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Marker Number453
Placed ByNaper Historical Society; Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 492653 N 4756230
Decimal Degrees42.95868333, -99.09006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 57.521', W 99° 5.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 57' 31.26" N, 99° 5' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400 Unnamed Road, Naper NE 68755, US
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