Nebraska WWII Fatal Crash Site # 41

July 31, 1944

Five P-47's from the Bruning Army Air Field were conducting simulated attacks upon each other near the town of Powell. After one P-47D (42-23061) came out of a steep dive and was climbing, the engine stalled and sent the plane out of control to the ground killing the pilot who was unable to bail out.

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The site was found on November 13, 2007. The use of a metal detector confirmed the actual crash site. Eyewitness statements provided the general area in which to begin the search.

Small bits of wreckage was found scattered in this area.

P-47 Aircraft

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