Posted by: 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
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.
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)
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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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