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Near McKinney in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Crash of the B-58 “Hustler”

 
 
Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front
At the height of the Cold War, on the night of Dec. 12, 1966, the residents of McKinney were startled by the sound of an explosion. Many locals converged on this hill to find a large fiery crater, and the wreckage of an Air Force B-58. All three crew members perished. Official cause never released to public. Over
Given by friends, family, & citizens of Lincoln Co.

Reverse
Fallen officers included the pilot, Major Richard F. Blakeslee, the navigator, Major Floyd E. Acker, and the defense systems operator, Captain C. Dale Lunt. They were returning from a training mission to Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Ind. B-58 was first supersonic bomber and a vital weapons system of the Strategic Air Command. Over
Given by friends, family, & citizens of Lincoln Co.
 
Erected 2012 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2369.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.044′ N, 84° 46.533′ W. Marker is near McKinney, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Short Pike (Kentucky Route 1562) 0.1 miles north of Kentucky Route
Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" Marker (Reverse)
198, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 489 Short Pike, Mc Kinney KY 40448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC William B. Baugh, USMC / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 0.9 miles away); McKinney's Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ottenheim (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 8 miles away); Logan's Station or St. Asaph (approx. 8.1 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 8.1 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crash Memorial web site. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Explore Kentucky History story about crash. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersMilitary
 
Hill in background where crash occurred. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Hill in background where crash occurred.
Marker and "tobacco" barn in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. Marker and "tobacco" barn in background.
View of area looking north on Short Pike. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
5. View of area looking north on Short Pike.
Convair B-58 "Hustler" image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
6. Convair B-58 "Hustler"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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