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Harmony in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

B-24 Bomber Crash

 
 
B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial
Inscription. On July 15, 1944 an army air force B-24 bomber piloted by Blockville native Lt. Levine Nelson fell from the sky two hundred yards from this monument. The aircraft and crew were in route to the European theater of World War II. Six of the nine crewmen including Lt. Nelson perished in the inferno.

Let us remember all our sons and daughters who have sacrificed for our freedom.

Cpl. Cleo Boody - casualty
Sgt. Arthur L. Brown - casualty
Sgt. James W. Caldwell Jr. - survived
2nd Lt. John Jurcazak - casualty
Cpl. Phillip J. Marks - survived
Cpl. Louis R. Moldovan - survived
2nd Lt. Levine S. Nelson - casualty
2nd Lt. Vernon E. Splitz - casualty
Cpl. Harold L. Stanley - casualty
 
Location. 42° 5.152′ N, 79° 24.747′ W. Marker is in Harmony, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is on Open Meadows Road (County Route 35) half a mile south of Spooner Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1943 Open Meadows Road, Ashville NY 14710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashville Bell (approx. 2 miles away); All Gave Some (approx. 2 miles away); Ashville
B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial
Memorial plaque is on a stone on the front lawn of the Harmony Historical Society Museum.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Roll-O-Bowl (approx. 2.6 miles away); Panama Rocks (approx. 4 miles away); In Memory of Those (approx. 4.5 miles away); Lakewood Village Hall (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Packards (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersWar, World II
 
B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
3. B-24 Bomber Crash Marker/Memorial
Memorial & Harmony Historical Society Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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