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Episode 003 | The 1963 Elephant Mountain B-52 Crash

January 24th, 1963 was a sad day for Maine and for aviation. On that day a B-52C on a training mission crashed near Greenville, Maine with nine crew aboard, and only two survived. Large sections of the aircraft still remain at the crash site, unfortunately, damaged by graffiti and souvenir hunters.

Sources:

Maine.Gov – Origin of the “Maine” Name

https://www.maine.gov/msl/maine/meorigin.htm

Aviation Archaeology in Maine

http://www.mewreckchasers.com/B52C.html

Moosehead.Net

https://web.archive.org/web/20060220153007/http://www.moosehead.net/history/B-52.html

Wikipedia - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress

This Day in Aviation

https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/1963-elephant-mountain-b-52-crash/

Wikipedia - 1963 Elephant Mountain B-52 crash

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Elephant_Mountain_B-52_crash#Aftermath

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