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Crash Site & Remains B-17 Flying Fortress No. 9161

These are the remains of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, which crashed on this spot on October 16th 1942 during a training flight. All of the 9 crew members were killed in the crash.

Pilot, John R. Pratt, 2nd Lt.
Co-Pilot, Donald F. Jackson, 2nd Lt.
Navigator, Lawrence W. VanTassel, 2nd Lt.
Bombardier, Joseph L. Grant, 2nd Lt.
Engineer, Hanson E. Ortmyer, Sgt.
Asst. Engineer, Robert C. Myers, Sgt.
Radio Operator, Thomas C. Ferron, S/Sgt.
Asst. Radio Op., William G. Walls, Sgt.
Gunner, Dale A. Rottier, Sgt.

By October 17th, recovery and identification was complete.

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