Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber

Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber (HM1CM3)

Location: Grantsville, MD 21536 Garrett County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 41.788', W 79° 8.194'

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— Mountain District American Legion Monument —

This monument is dedicated to the citizens of this area who gave their time and their energy and their skill, for more than five days in sub zero weather and deep snow, to assist the air and ground rescue teams in recovering the victims of a crash of a United States B-52 bomber on a routine flight over this area on January 13, 1964.

(left pane)In memory and as a tribute to Major Robert L. Payne, Major Robert E. Townley, S/Sgt. Melvin Wooten, and the survivors Major Thomas W. McCormick and Captain Parker C. Peedin.

(right pane)Erected by Mountain District of the American Legion, Department of Maryland, in recognition of the gallant men of the United States Air Force who are constantly vigilant in protecting the security and freedom of these United States and to the citizens of this area who by their example here, stand also ready to lend a helping hand.
HM NumberHM1CM3
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Mountain District of the American Legion, Department of Maryland, in July
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659769 N 4395728
Decimal Degrees39.69646667, -79.13656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.788', W 79° 8.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 47.28" N, 79° 8' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10701 National Pike, Grantsville MD 21536, US
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