Nebraska WWII Fatal Non-Crash Site # 1

Scottsbluff
May 19, 1943

The tailgunner of a B-17 was initially thought to have fallen out of an emergency exit without a parachute. It was later determined that he was distraught over receiving a "Dear John" letter from his girlfriend and had jumped from the plane to his death. His body was found near the Tri-State Irrigation Canal east of Scottsbluff.

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