Presentation about 1943 WWII B-24 plane crash in the Wind RIver Mountains Thursday night in Dubois

Fremont County Museums

The Dubois Museum will host a presentation about a World War II-era plane crash in the Wind River Mountains tonight.

“The Bomber Falls Crash: A WWII B-24 Liberator Crash in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains” begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Bailey Lewis, researcher from Central Wyoming College will give a Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series talk at the Dennison Lodge on August 9th at 7pm.

Early in the afternoon of August 14, 1943, a B-24E Liberator, four-engine heavy bomber with an inexperienced crew of eleven took off from the Pocatello (Idaho) Army Air Base on a training flight to photograph the new bombing ranges fifty miles southwest of the base. An hour and a half later, the entire crew was killed when the aircraft crashed and burned 150 air miles in the opposite direction just above a scenic waterfall deep in the Wind River Mountains near Dubois, Wyoming.

The CWC Archaeological Field School recorded the horrific debris field at the crash site in 2017. This paper describes the archaeological evidence of, and the causes behind, the crash, as well as the biographies of the soldiers who perished 75 years ago.

You can check out more details from the museum here. 

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