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Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site

 
 
Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 14, 2016
1. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker
Closer view of inscription, Maine has very cold winters, so the marker's text has weathered a bit.
Inscription.  In memory of those who lost their lives in the B-52 crash of 24 Jan 1963.

Lt.Col. Joe S. Simpson Jr. Maj. William W. Gabriel Maj. Herbert L. Hansen Maj.Robert J. Hill Maj. Robert J. Morrison Capt. Charles G. Leuchter T-Sgt. Michael F. O'Keefe Dedicated to Survivors Lt. Col. Dante E. Bulli Capt. Gerald J. Adler
Jan. 24, 1998
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWar, Cold.
 
Location. 45° 31.667′ N, 69° 26.083′ W. Marker is near Greenville, Maine, in Piscataquis County. Marker can be reached from Logging Road. Site is off a logging road at Elephant Mountain in Maine, 6 miles from the town of Greenville. There are many directional signs labeled B-52 crash site to direct you to the site. There are large fields of debris throughout the site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville ME 04441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Trip to Katahdin... 1857 (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located well up the hill on the site, in the top third portion.
 
Also see . . .

Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 14, 2016
2. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker
Wheel assembly located in the debris field
Click or scan to see
this page online
 1963 Elephant Mountain B-52 Crash - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 15, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.)
 
Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 14, 2016
3. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker
Do not remove sign at entrance to memorial
Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 14, 2016
4. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker
Shot of the general debris field from the wreck site
Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 14, 2016
5. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site Marker
Another view of the debris field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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