Inver Grove Heights in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
B-52 Crash Site
Cold War Veterans Memorial
Captain Wm. C. Horstman, pilot, Kansas City, MO
Captain Richard J. Cantwell, navigator, Phoenix, AZ
Major S. O. Gillespie, Jr., radar observer, Atlanta, GA
1st Lt. Wm. F. Huskey, engineer, Norman, OK
T/Sgt. Leon R. Lew, tail gunner, Skokie, IL
Captain James D. Taylor, instructor, Dixon, KY
Captain Benard D. Lanois, instructor, San Diego, CA
This marker has been erected in honor of the lost crewmen. Though from homes far away, and now long gone from this earth, they have not been forgotten by the citizens of Inver Grove Heights, the State of Minnesota, or the Country they so proudly served.
Supporting the Memorial:
The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, Chaska
Planes of Fame East, Inc. Eden Prairie
Twin City Aero Historians, Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation, International Airport
American Wings Air Museum, Anoka County Airport
The Confederate Air Force, Southern Minnesota Wing, So. St. Paul
Air Force Association, E.W. Rawlings
Captain Jack D. Craft Purvis, Miss. injured and survived.
Members of August Kahl's Family were injured by the crash.
Erected 1996 by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, et al.
Location. 44° 49.285′ N, 93° 3.041′ W. Marker is in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker is on Broderick Boulevard north of Brooks Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is along the service road to the Inver Grove Heights water tower. Marker is in this post office area: Inver Grove Heights MN 55076, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Salem Evangelical Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Stockyards (approx. 4.6 miles away); Armour & Company (approx. 4.7 miles away); Swift & Company (approx. 5.1 miles away); Kaposia Village (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mendota Work Camp No. 1 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pilot Knob (approx. 7 miles away); Mendota / Sibley House (approx. 7.1 miles away).
1. Anna Goers Kahl
August and Anna Kahl are my aunt and uncle. August died some years ago but Anna just celebrated her 100th birthday this past weekend.
— Submitted August 5, 2013, by Mary Manson of Jefferson City, Montana.
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