B-24 Bomber Crash

B-24 Bomber Crash (HM1ZU8)

Location: Ashville, NY 14710 Chautauqua County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 5.152', W 79° 24.747'

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On July 15, 1944 an army air force B-24 bomber piloted by Blockville native Lt. Levine Nelson fell from the sky two hundred yards from this monument. The aircraft and crew were in route to the European theater of World War II. Six of the nine crewmen including Lt. Nelson perished in the inferno. Let us remember all our sons and daughters who have sacrificed for our freedom. Cpl. Cleo Boody - casualty Sgt. Arthur L. Brown - casualty Sgt. James W. Caldwell Jr. - survived 2nd Lt. John Jurcazak - casualty Cpl. Phillip J. Marks - survived Cpl. Louis R. Moldovan - survived 2nd Lt. Levine S. Nelson - casualty 2nd Lt. Vernon E. Splitz - casualty Cpl. Harold L. Stanley - casualty
HM NumberHM1ZU8
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 631301 N 4660529
Decimal Degrees42.08586667, -79.41245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.152', W 79° 24.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 9.12" N, 79° 24' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1961 County Touring Rte 35, Ashville NY 14710, US
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