Army Cargo Plane Crash

Army Cargo Plane Crash (HM1DW6)

Location: Blue Mounds, WI 53517 Iowa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 1.701', W 89° 51.033'

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In the late hours of November 25, 1944, a C-47 Army cargo plane en route from Chicago to Minneapolis crashed into Blue Mound 400-500 feet north of this monument. The plane had encountered a winter storm, and burdened by built up ice, was attempting to return to Chicago.

Four young Americans died serving their country in the Thanksgiving weekend accident. We, whose lives are enriched by their ultimate sacrifice, have placed this marker in their memory.

Dedicated May 30, 2005 to the memory of:

Captain Allen L. Swinton, Minneapolis, MN
2nd Lt. John A. Oppreicht, Lynxville, WI
Pfc. John B. Nolan, East St. Louis, IL
Pvt. Stanley A. Schlesinger, Richmond Hills, NY
HM NumberHM1DW6
Year Placed2005
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 267756 N 4767906
Decimal Degrees43.02835000, -89.85055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.701', W 89° 51.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 42.06" N, 89° 51' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250-294 Indian Marker Tree Trail, Blue Mounds WI 53517, US
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