Crew of "Abbot 27"

Crew of "Abbot 27" (HM1D69)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76903 Tom Green County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 27.701', W 100° 26.405'

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In memory of the Crew of "Abbot 27,"
B-36J No. 52-2818, who perished on
25 May 1955 near Sterling City, Texas.
Crewmembers were assigned to the 40th Bomb
Squadron (Heavy), 6th Bombardment Wing,
Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico.

[B-36 illustration]

Capt. L.C. Basinger, Jr., Acft Commander
Capt. Harold V. Bowman, Co-Pilot
Capt. Ernest R. Morton, Bombardier
Capt. Arthur Fred, Navigator
Capt. Charles C. Zalonka, 2nd Navigator
Capt. Nelson H. Ensor, Engineer
2Lt. Richard B. Glover, 2nd Flight Engineer
TSgt Leonard T. Cannon, Radio Operator
A2C Terrence M. McNeil, 2nd Radio Operator
TSgt David C. Messer, Gunner
TSgt Charles J. Davis, Gunner
TSgt Walter D. Longley, Gunner
A1C Charles L. Davis, Gunner
A1C Ernest J. Coffinger, Jr., Gunner
A1C Billy H. Kershner, Ground Crew Chief

May our comrades rest in peace, comforted with the knowledge that their service and sacrifice helped assure the continued freedom and liberty of the Nation and of the Free World.

Erected October 2007
HM NumberHM1D69
Year Placed2007
Placed ByVeterans of the 40th and 24th Bombardment Squadrons, 6th Bombardment Wing (H), SAC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 363181 N 3481667
Decimal Degrees31.46168333, -100.44008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.701', W 100° 26.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 42.06" N, 100° 26' 24.30" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-198 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo TX 76903, US
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