Perkinsville in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947
At 12:17 AM on June 15, 1947 a U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B–29 Superfortress bomber strayed off course and crashed on nearby Hawks Mountain during a severe storm. All twelve crewmembers perished. Assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group, the crew was on a Strategic Air Command training mission from Tucson, Arizona to Bedford, Massachusetts.
1st Lt Robert G Fessler • Pilot • Madison, WI
2nd Lt Wilfred E Gassett • Copilot • Brockton, MA
2nd Lt Cesare P Fontana • Navigator • W. Springfield, MA
S/Sgt Oliver W Hartwell Jr • Engineer • Wells, ME
S/Sgt Sylvester S Michalac • Radar Operator • Summithill, PA
T/Sgt Clayton K Knight • Radio Operator • Knoxville, TN
T/Sgt Paul H Fetterhoff • Central Fire Controller • Shreveport, LA
Cpl Robert H Clark • Gunner • Jamaica Plain, MA
S/Sgt John J O'Toole • Gunner • Queens Village, NY
M/Sgt D D Jack • Gunner • The Dalles, OR
Cpl Harry Humphrey • Gunner • Albuquerque, NM
Pfc Robert M Stewart • Passenger • Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Erected 2008 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 22.323′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perkinsville VT 05151, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmond Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Gage Accident (approx. 4.7 miles away); Indian Stones (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (approx. 5.2 miles away); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Jarvis (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 6½ miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . New England Aviation History - Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.