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Near Nicodemus in Graham County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Boeing B-17F Crash Memorial

 
 
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By Veronica M. Boss, June 20, 2020
1. Boeing B-17F Crash Memorial
Inscription.  
Dedicated 2020 to honor the six Army Air Force Personnel of 100th Bomb Group, 350th Bomb Squadron lost when their B-17F Bomber crashed north of Bogue, Kansas during a ferry flight from Casper Army Air Base to Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2 February 1943.

"Lest we forget"

8th Air Force
100th BG, 350th BS

Pilot - 1st Lt Paul M Capaccio, NJ
Co-Pilot - FO Latimer L Stewart, CA
Navigator - 1st Lt Jacob M Madsen Jr. IA
Engineer - TSgt Thaddeus I Donlavage, PA
Radio Operator - SSgt Frank E Culver, PA
Passenger - SSgt Heiner M Bloch, MI

"May they forever fly on the wings of eagles"

 
Erected 2020 by private individuals and the McFarland Cemetery Board of Trustees.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 27.95′ N, 99° 39.99′ W. Marker is near Nicodemus, Kansas, in Graham County. Memorial
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By Veronica M. Boss, June 20, 2020
2. Boeing B-17F Crash Memorial Marker
The marker lies in McFarland Cemetery in eastern Graham County, Kansas
is on X Road half a mile north of 360th Avenue (County Road 569), on the right when traveling east. 100 yards east of U.S. 24 and K-18 intersection. Then 6 miles north on County Road 565, then 1 mile east on X Road. South side of road, stone is the furthest north in the cemetery, next to the fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bogue KS 67625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicodemus Baseball History (approx. 5.7 miles away); Nicodemus (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); We've Come This Far By Faith (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mail From Back Home (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Francis Hotel (approx. 5.7 miles away); Together We Gather (approx. 5.7 miles away); Main Street Boom and Beyond (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicodemus.
 
More about this memorial. Marker is in McFarland Cemetery, 1 mile due south of the crash site.
 
Regarding Boeing B-17F Crash Memorial. The stone was set in January, 2020, funded by Loren Johnson of rural Bogue Kansas; plot was donated by the McFarland Cemetery Board of Trustees. The original dedication ceremony date was 4 April, 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, dedication was delayed, then held, on 20 June 2020 at 2pm. at the McFarland Cemetery, The Reverend Dewey E. Boss officiating. Mike Boss of Hill City is credited with starting the project to get this memorial done, along with many contributors who supplied information relevant to the
Boeing B-17F image. Click for full size.
By Museum of Flight, Unknown
3. Boeing B-17F
The Museum of Flight's Model F airborne.
crash. This ceremony was live-streamed through Facebook to the pilot's family in New Jersey, including his two sisters who are both in their mid 90's. Thank you very much to all who were involved in this project.
 
Also see . . .  Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress. Out of the over 3400 B-17Fs built by Boeing, only this one remains in flyable condition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle WA. (Submitted on July 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Bogue, crash, B-17, bomber,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2020, by Rev. Dewey E. Boss of Salina, Kansas. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2020, by Rev. Dewey E. Boss of Salina, Kansas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2020, by Rev. Dewey E. Boss of Salina, Kansas.   3. submitted on July 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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