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The B-29 Memorial In The Desert

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I have been to the Husky Memorial and the X-15 Memorial, so it was interesting to find the B-29 Memorial a little north of Edwards AFB. According to the plaque, on July 2 1944 a B-29 crashed, killing nine crewmembers. What is interesting is that the debris field is still there, more than sixty years after the crash.

Does anyone know anything about this incident? I tried some Google searches, only got some vague answers.

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GPS coordinates/Directions to site?

My dad was a B29 pilot who flew the first night time, radar guided bombing missions in 1945 from Guam bombing Japan in WWII.

I would like to visit the site.

Thanks,

Bob

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Is this the crash that you are referring to?

http://www.aircraftwrecks.com/monuments/b24f100.htm

If so, it was a B-24J, not a B-29.

Desert Rat - that's the one. The pen I carry in my pack was dry - so I had to rely on my memory, you can see how good that is. No wonder my Google searches came up empty.

Bobc1 - are you familliar with the "bunker" off of 395 south of Cal city? About 2 miles S/W of that.

Might head back out there weekend after next if anyone wants to go to the site.

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Agent2:

I have not ridden the Cal City area in many years & am not familiar with the bunker.

If you happen to find GPS coordinates, please post them.

Thanks,

Bob

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Bob - looking at Google Earth, I believe this is the spot, might be a little north or south on that trail 35 06 24.27 N - 117 37 49.91 W

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GPS coordinates/Directions to site?

My dad was a B29 pilot who flew the first night time, radar guided bombing missions in 1945 from Guam bombing Japan in WWII.

I would like to visit the site.

Thanks,

Bob

My dad was a tail gunner in a B-29 flying in the China, Burma, India theater. His plane was shot down twice and both times he was forced to ride the plane to the ground (tail gunners in B-29 had to access their staion through a very small conduit so they rarely got out when the plane was in an uncontrolled dive). I would be real interested in seeing the monument.

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Is this the crash that you are referring to?

http://www.aircraftwrecks.com/monuments/b24f100.htm

If so, it was a B-24J, not a B-29.

This areat thread. Have been riding this area four years,finding the X15 crashsite was really fun and instersting. There is alot more out there

to see. Now all we need is GPS numbers. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN!

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Is this the crash that you are referring to?

http://www.aircraftwrecks.com/monuments/b24f100.htm

If so, it was a B-24J, not a B-29.

My grandfather was the pilot of a B-24 named Bombs Lullaby, a memorial site has been set up by another family member of the crew. If you're interested in WWII aircraft you might want to check it out, cool history anyway.

http://www.bombslullaby.org/

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