Lost Airmen Of World War II # 453
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biker Ozzy
N 42° 57.528 W 099° 05.418
14T E 492634 N 4756243
Historical Marker
Waymark Code: WM4FJQ
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 08/17/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Marker reads as follows

Lost Airmen of World War II

On August 3, 1944, a C-47 transport carrying twenty-eight men of the U.S. Army Air Forces crashed in a ravine six miles southwest of Naper during a severe storm. There were no survivors. It was the largest single military air disaster in Nebraska history. The plane was in flight from the Bruning, Nebraska, Army Air Field to Pierre, South Dakota, where the men would complete gunnery training before going overseas. A monument in nearby Knollcrest Cemetery honors their sacrifice.

Naper Historical Society
Nebraska State Historical Society

Highway 12, 0.5 miles east of Naper, near Knollcrest Cemetery
Boyd County
Marker #453
Marker Name: Lost Airmen Of World War II # 453

City: no

Roadside: no

Other: yes

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