Bomber Rams Skyscraper
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N 43° 34.344 W 096° 44.461
14T E 682410 N 4826861
Quick Description: Following victory in Europe during WWII, the Sioux Falls Army Airbase became a reception center for airmen returning for redeployment to the pacific.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2006 9:57:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
A twin engine B-25 bomber named Old John Feathered Merchant was outfitted into a VIP Ferry Plane. On July 28, 1945 Army 0577 was returning to Sioux Falls from the east when the pilot got lost in a fog. Traveling 250 mph the bomber slammed into the 78th floor of the NY Empire State Building. Killed in the tragic accident were the 3 people in the plane and 11 people working in the building that day.
Marker Name: Bomber Rams Skyscraper

Marker Type: City

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