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C-47 Crash Memorial - Billing, Montana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 45° 47.705 W 108° 32.936
12T E 690489 N 5074201
Quick Description: Memorial plaque dedicated to 21 World War II veterans and 2 fight crew killed in a crash of a C-47 aircraft in Billings, Montana.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2009 9:05:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM6VBH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
Views: 5

Long Description:

The memorial plaque is inscribed:

Dedicated To the Memory Of:

The twenty-one World War II Army veterans and two fight crew killed or injured near here on December 8, 1945, when an Army C-47 transport plane creashed in a blinding snowstorm while enroute from Newark, NJ to Seattle, WA.  The veterans were from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and most were due for discharge in Seattle after seeing action in Europe.

 Maj. Ray Craft
 Lt. Anthony Alansky
 Sgt. Charles Ennen
 S/Sgt Thomas Thomsen
 PFC Clayton Thompson
 CPT Lorrell Cassell
 T/Sgt. Glenn Marr
 T/4 Fred Chapman
 T/5 Ned Neasham
 Sgt. Don Haley
 PFC Maceo Hobbs
 PFC David Gillett
 T/4 Virgil Kinne
 PFC Walter Orchard
 T/4 Adolph Tokie
 T/4 Warren Parrish
 T/5 John Marshall
 T/5 Emil Hasch
 T05 Raymond Emerson
 PFC Raymond Parkins
 CPL Milford Barnes
 Pilot: George Miller
 Co-Pilot: Vernon Pfannkuck

By the Billings United Veterans Council, American Legion Post 119, and the residents of Billings, MT
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Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Plaque

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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