Thought that this would be a good day to share the balance of pictures I took while I was tooling around Boone County looking for my BLACK AND WHITE and Happy Independence Day photos.
The sign says:
On July 31, 1943 a U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Bomber Ser. No 41-29052 carrying a crew of 5, crashed at this site during a server thunderstorm killing everyone on board.
This marker is placed in their memory.
Pilot 1st Lt. Melvin S. Meeker
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Samuel Levitt
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Matthew J. Radosevich
Engineer T/Sgt James M. Parker
Radio Man T/Sgt Thomas J. Leyshon
The crew was on a navigation training flight from Topeka ARM Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas, to Duluth, Minnesota at the time of the crash.
Iowa Military Aviation Heritage Museum Ankeny, Iowa
I’ve corrected some of the unfortunate spelling errors on the sign.
There are a ton of birthdays up in the Photography 139 Universe! Let me start with my nephew Logan. Happy birthday Logan!
I hope your birthday was as amazing as you wanted it to be! Get some rest. You’re going to need it!
I also need to wish a happy birthday to Derrick. Happy birthday Derrick!
I hope your birthday was as incredible as you wanted it to be!
If it is Derrick’s birthday, that also means that it is Jill’s birthday. I haven’t talked to Jill in years, but I still wish her a happy birthday!
I hope your birthday was as joyous as you hoped it would be.