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Near Stanley in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Langer Monument

 
 
Langer Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry W., June 28, 2015
1. Langer Monument
Inscription.  
In memory of Charley J. Langer, District Forest Ranger, Challis National Forest, Pilot Captain Bill Kelly and Co-Pilot Arthur A. Crofts of the U.S. Army killed in an airplane crash April 5, 1943 near this point while searching for survivors of an Army bomber crew. Monument maintained by descendants of Charley J. Langer.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1943.
 
Location. 44° 27.963′ N, 115° 6.192′ W. Marker is near Stanley, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Seafoam Road NF-008, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Joseph “Charley” Langer (1904-1943). Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on May 23, 2018.) 

2. Capt William Wiley “Bill” Kelly (1919-1943). Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on May 21, 2018.) 

3. Arthur Alexander Crofts, Jr (1920-1943). Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on May 21, 2018.) 

4. "Survivor" by Lt George W Smith
Langer Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jerry W., June 28, 2015
2. Langer Monument
Click or scan to see
this page online
. Google Drive account of the 1943 crash and aftermath (Submitted on May 21, 2018.) 
 
Original Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
3. Original Monument Dedication
Langer's daughter is on the left (Mary Ann Langer Smith), and his son is on the right (Charley J Langer Jr).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2018. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2018, by Kris of Boise, Idaho. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2018.   3. submitted on May 26, 2018. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 7, 2023