Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947

Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (HM1OYF)

Location: Weathersfield, VT 05151 Windsor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 22.323', W 72° 30.96'

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Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain
At 12:17 AM on June 15, 1947 a U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber strayed off course and crashed on nearby Hawks Mountain during a severe storm. All twelve crewmembers perished. Assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group, the crew was on a Strategic Air Command training mission from Tucson, Arizona to Bedford, Massachusetts.
Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947
1st Lt Robert G Fessler · Pilot · Madison, WI2nd Lt Wilfred E Gassett · Copilot · Brockton, MA2nd Lt Cesare P Fontana · Navigator · W. Springfield, MAS/Sgt Oliver W Hartwell Jr · Engineer · Wells, MES/Sgt Sylvester S Michalac · Radar Operator · Summithill, PAT/Sgt Clayton K Knight · Radio Operator · Knoxville, TNT/Sgt Paul H Fetterhoff · Central Fire Controller · Shreveport, LACpl Robert H Clark · Gunner · Jamaica Plain, MAS/Sgt John J O'Toole · Gunner · Queens Village, NYM/Sgt D D Jack · Gunner · The Dalles, ORCpl Harry Humphrey · Gunner · Albuquerque, NMPfc Robert M Stewart · Passenger · Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 701244 N 4805128
Decimal Degrees43.37205000, -72.51600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 22.323', W 72° 30.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 22' 19.38" N, 72° 30' 57.6" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2103 VT-106, Weathersfield VT 05151, US
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