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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
1. B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial Marker
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


 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is January 7, 1971.
 
Location. 45° 21.791′ N, 85° 10.487′ W. Marker is in Big Rock Point, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, 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. Big Rock Point / Nuclear Power Plant (within shouting distance
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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 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.)
 
B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
3. B-52 Crash Fallen Crew Members Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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