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Big Rock Point in Charlevoix County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial

In Memorium

 

B-52 54-2666

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
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Inscription.

99th Bombardment Wing/SAC
Westover Air Force Base, Mass.
346/348 Bombardment Squadrons

The following B-52 crew members gave their lives
on a training mission over Lake Michigan
January 7, 1971

Lt. Col. Wm B. Lemmon Lt. Col. John M. Simonfy, Jr.
Major Gerald W. Black Major Donald F. Rousseau
Capt. John E. Weaver, Jr. Capt. Joel G. Hirsch
1st Lt. Douglas Bachman 1st Lt Dennis D. Ferguson
Technical Sergeant Jerry M. Achey


 
Location. 45° 21.791′ N, 85° 10.487′ W. Marker is in Big Rock Point, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Click for map. Marker is at Lake Michigan Shores Roadside Park, off U.S. 31, about 0.2 mile west of Burgess Road, and about five miles northeast of Charlevoix. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Rock Point / Nuclear Power Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Harsha House Museum (approx. 5.2 miles away); USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles
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away); Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN (approx. 5.2 miles away); Still On Patrol (approx. 5.2 miles away); Odmark Band Pavilion (approx. 5.2 miles away); The First Congregational Church (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 38 years ago, B-52 crash claimed nine lives near former Big Rock Point. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. B-52 Crash Information. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Cruise narrates 1971 B-52 crash (2015). (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on September 5, 2016.
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