Nebraska WWII Fatal Crash Site # 36

June 8, 1944

Three pilots in P-47 "Thunderbolts" were practicing formation flying near the town of Carleton. The planes were above the overcast and endeavored to go below the clouds. The proximity of the ground was too close as one P-47D (42-22573) came out of the clouds while in a dive and struck the ground killing the pilot.

Crew Member

The location of the crash site was found on November 12, 2007. The use of a metal detector determined the exact site of the impact in a cornfield. The statements from two eyewitnesses provided the general area prior to starting the search.

The site of the impact was found in this cornfield.

P-47 Aircraft

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