B25D Crash
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member macdaddymd
N 37° 25.665 W 079° 36.398
17S E 623281 N 4143236
Quick Description: Aircrash with 5 lives lost, debris still on site
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2006 6:45:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 287

Long Description:
A B25D crashed at 3100 feet elevation on the side of Buzzards Roost near Sharp Top Mountain in the Peaks of Otter Recreation Area of southwest Virginia.

Crew Members
Second Lieutenant Paul M. Pitts; age 21; Poteau, Oklahoma
Second Lieutenant George R. Beninga; age 22; Marietta, Minnesota
Second Lieutenant Hilary S. Blackwell; age 22; Santa Monica, California
Second Lieutenant William McClure; age 22; Indianapolis, Indiana
Corporal Peter J. Biscan; age 29; Chicago, Illinois

Place: 12 Mi. North/West of Bedford, Va. Sharp Top, Peak of Otter Mts.
Date: February 2, 1943
Time: 21:20 EMT
Aircraft: Type and model: B-25D
A.F. Number: 41-29828
Station: C.A.A.B., South Carolina
Organization: Command and Air Force: 3rd Bom. Com. SAF.
Group: 309th B. G.
Squadron: 376th Bombardment Sqdn. (M)
Web Address for Related Web Sites: [Web Link]

Date of Crash: 02/02/1943

Aircraft Model: Mitchell B-25D

Military or Civilian: Military

Cause of Crash:

Tail Number: Not listed

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