Oregon B-24 Crash Site

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by Countdown, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    I finally got accurate tracks to the crash site from one of assistants. Pictures to follow as soon as I can get them off his phone.

    Below is information from BLM web site:

    "On February 9, 1945 at approximately 10 PM a B-24 "Liberator" bomber crashed into a rocky ledge in the Pueblo Mountains in southeastern Oregon. The plane was on a "round robin" navigation training mission from Gowen Field near Boise, Idaho to Hamilton Field in California.

    An eyewitness in Denio recalled seeing the plane fly over Pueblo Mountain on its return 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 maneuver cost the plane 2500 feet in altitude and a few seconds later it crashed into the west-side of the mountain at the 7500-foot level. All 11 men on board were killed. The cause of the crash was never determined.

    This summary of a little known event in Harney County history is a tribute to the men who lost their lives in this crash. The crash site is located due south of Steens Mountain just north of the Nevada border."

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  2. Max Buffet

    Max Buffet Been here awhile

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    Very interesting and moving. I don't live too far away and I like to visit the site. The GPX file won't open for me, could you give the Lat/Longs?
    Thanks,
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  3. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    I was literally right there last week. Would have been fun to check out. There are some nice trails in those canyons between Fields and Denio Junction. Don't know his name, but the guy who runs the store in Fields is a wealth of information. Best milkshakes ever!
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    I don’t need the gpx file But could use the lat/long. Anybody?
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  7. Getnout

    Getnout Mmmmm, Micro Brews!! Supporter

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    Had you heard of this? Man-o-man would I love to check this out.
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  8. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    I have! Tried to get up there once on my 250, got completely mired in that superfine volcanic dust. Gave up and did some other really cool rides in that area over the next few days.
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  9. deserteagle56

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    One of the engines laying at the site:
    B24 Radial Engine.jpg
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  10. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    The B24 Liberator was quite a technological leap from the highly decorated B17. Very interesting.
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