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B-24 Crash Site

By coolsen - Posted on 12 January 2018

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  • Site # 27
  • GPS Coordinates: N42.02985 W118.66083
  • Elevation: 6960 feet
  • Benchmark Page: 103
  • Benchmark Coordinates: G7-8 Oregon
  • Ride Difficulty: 3


Please note that the GPS Coordinates for this site have been updated.

On February 9, 1945, at approximately 10 PM a Consolidated B-24D Liberator (serial number 42-40427) crashed in the Pueblo Mountains about 3 miles northwest of Denio, Nevada.  The plane was on a “round robin” navigational training mission out of Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, to Hamilton Field in Marion County, California.  An eyewitness in Denio recalled seeing the plane fly over the Pueblo Mountains on its return flight from California, and for some unknown reason, turn sharply to the left narrowly missing the summit as it crossed back over to the Southwest.  This maneuverer cost the plane 2,500 feet in altitude, and a few seconds later it crashed into the West side of the mountain at about 7,000 feet elevation.  All 11 crew members onboard were killed.  The cause of the crash was never determined.  In 2012 a group of ADV Riders placed a memorial plaque at the crash site.

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Great challenge site!  The last hill to get to the wreck was rocky but manageable.

Posted by englund on 2018-04-14 16:50

Cool place

Posted by Special Ed on 2018-05-02 19:57

Photo taken June 19 on ride with Doug Patchin and Steve Joyce.

Posted by coolsen on 2018-06-26 11:53