Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of the B-24 Crash During W.W. II
The only survivor of that crash was Basil R. Huntress who spent three months in the hospital at the Melbourne Naval Air Station. In 1995 he returned to the Eau Gallie area to revisit the site of this extraordinary experience. An investigation determined that the plane had been sabotaged.
Location. 28° 7.728′ N, 80° 38.023′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Eau Gallie Blvd. (County Road 518) 0.2 miles west of U.S. 1, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is close to the road on the south side, on a vacant lot just east of the railroad tracks and west of the fire station. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Eau Gallie Yacht Basin (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highland and St. Clair Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Karrick's Grocery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ginter Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old City Hall Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Downtown Eau Gallie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Eau Gallie Post Office and Surrounding Area (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
More about this marker. The town of Eau Gallie which existed at the time of the crash is now part of Melbourne.
Additional keywords. aviation accidents disaster
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2013, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.