November 20, 2022
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WWII Bombers Crash in Vermont

Two U.S. Army Air Corps bombers crashed in Vermont during World War II. On June 27, 1943, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber en route from Nebraska to Maine crashed into Fish Hill in Randolph, VT. Seven of the crew managed to bail out but three died in the crash.

On October 16, 1944, an Army Air Corps B-24 Liberator bomber on a training mission from Westover Field in Chicopee, MA., crashed into the side of Camel’s Hump mountain, in Vermont. The state’s worst aviation disaster of the time killed nine of the ten crewmen onboard. Even to this day, remains of the wreckage are still visible at the site of the crash.

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