On 3 May 1943, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator 41-23728 "Hot Stuff" crashed here. Only one (tail gunner George Eisel) of the total 14 passengers survived. The victims:
Captain Robert H. "Shine" Shannon - Pilot
Lt. General Frank M. Andrews - Copilot
Captain James E. Gott - Navigator
T/Sgt. Kenneth A. Jeffers - Radio Operator
M/Sgt. Lloyd C. Weir - Crew Chief
S/Sgt. Paul H. McQueen - Gunner
Civilian Adna W. Leonard - Methodist Bishop and Chairman of the Corps of Chaplains
Brig. General Charles A. Barth - Gen. Andrews Chief of Staff
Colonel Morrow Krum - Member of Gen. Andrews Staff
Colonel Frank M. Miller - U.S. Army, Chief of Chaplains
Lt. Colonel Fred L. Chapman - U.S. Army
Major Theodore C. Totman - U.S. Army
Captain Joseph T. Johnson - Gen. Andrews aide
The monument was dedicated on May 3, 2018 in Grindavik, Iceland.
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