In 1943 alone there were 539 B-17 accidents resulting in 789 fatalities and 182 wrecked airplanes. One of these incidents occurred in the dark of night on June 28, 1943 a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed high in the Bighorn Mountains, killing all ten young crewmen on board. This accident brought WWII home to the Buffalo and Sheridan area in a very real manner and although none of the crew were from the area, they were Americans, they were soldiers, they were our boys. They all have stories which deserve to be honored and remembered.
Sylvia Bruner, the Executive Director of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will present this powerful story.
This event is free for museum members, and $5 per person for non-members.