Crash of the B-58 "Hustler"

Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" (HM1KL0)

Location: Hustonville, KY 40437 Lincoln County
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N 37° 27.044', W 84° 46.533'

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At the height of the Cold War, on the night of Dec. 12, 1966, the residents of McKinney were startled by the sound of an explosion. Many locals converged on this hill to find a large fiery crater, and the wreckage of an Air Force B-58. All three crew members perished. Official cause never released to public. Over
Given by friends, family, & citizens of Lincoln Co.


Fallen officers included the pilot, Major Richard F. Blakeslee, the navigator, Major Floyd E. Acker, and the defense systems operator, Captain C. Dale Lunt. They were returning from a training mission to Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Ind. B-58 was first supersonic bomber and a vital weapons system of the Strategic Air Command. Over
Given by friends, family, & citizens of Lincoln Co.
HM NumberHM1KL0
Marker Number2369
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 696761 N 4147198
Decimal Degrees37.45073333, -84.77555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 27.044', W 84° 46.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 27' 2.64" N, 84° 46' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360-364 State Hwy 1562, Hustonville KY 40437, US
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