Perkinsville in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947
At 12:17 AM on June 15, 1947 a U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B–29 Superfortress bomber strayed off course and crashed on nearby Hawks Mountain during a severe storm. All twelve crewmembers perished. Assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group, the crew was on a Strategic Air Command training mission from Tucson, Arizona to Bedford, Massachusetts.
1st Lt Robert G Fessler • Pilot • Madison, WI
2nd Lt Wilfred E Gassett • Copilot • Brockton, MA
2nd Lt Cesare P Fontana • Navigator • W. Springfield, MA
S/Sgt Oliver W Hartwell Jr • Engineer • Wells, ME
S/Sgt Sylvester S Michalac • Radar Operator • Summithill, PA
T/Sgt Clayton K Knight • Radio Operator • Knoxville, TN
T/Sgt Paul H Fetterhoff • Central Fire Controller • Shreveport, LA
Cpl Robert H Clark • Gunner • Jamaica Plain, MA
S/Sgt John J O'Toole • Gunner • Queens Village, NY
M/Sgt D D Jack • Gunner • The Dalles, OR
Cpl Harry Humphrey • Gunner • Albuquerque, NM
Pfc Robert M Stewart • Passenger • Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Erected 2008 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 22.323′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perkinsville VT 05151, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmond Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Gage Accident (approx. 4.7 miles away); Indian Stones (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (approx. 5.2 miles away); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Jarvis (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 6.5 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . New England Aviation History - Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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