B-17 Crash, 1943
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 53.264 W 098° 37.478
14T E 531622 N 4526362
Quick Description: Historical marker located north of Wood River.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2006 9:43:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMNXG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 38

Long Description:

Text of the marker is as follows:

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/4561609b-1cbd-46ee-9bca-c527b94c8f66.jpg"On August 17, 1943, a B-17F bomber from Kearney, Nebraska, Army Airfield crashed 300 yards south, killing all aboard. The plane was on a routine training flight before going overseas. Losing their lives were 2nd Lt. Sylvester J. Diebold, Benton, MO; 2nd Lt. Earnest H. Endemano, Los Angeles, CA; 2nd Lt. John F. Hickey, Port Henry, NY; SSgt Jimmie McEntire, Wharton, TX; SSgt Albert Pivkul, West Warren, MA; Sgt. Cyril B. Butler, Crooksville, OH; Sgt. James V. Pollicita, Bridgeport, CT; and Sgt. Frank E. Sampler, College Park, GA."

Wood River Community Centennial Foundation
Families and Caring Friends
Nebraska State Historical Society
Husker Highway and 150th Road, Wood River
Hall County
Marker 435

Marker Name: B-17 Crash, 1943

City: no

Roadside: yes

Other: no

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