Weatherford, Texas: B-29 Bomber Collision Site

Two bombers from two different air bases found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time above this spot in 1945. A plaque was dedicated in 2003.

Address:
Charles St., Weatherford, TX
Directions:
Southwest side of town. In front of the Weatherford Public Library, next to the Mary Martin as Peter Pan statue.
Admission:
Free
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B-29 Bomber Collision Site

Two B-29 bombers collided in mid-air over this spot on August 17, 1945. Only two crew members parachuted to safety; 18 others were killed. The memorial marker is at the Weatherford Public Library, next to the Mary Martin (as Peter Pan) statue.

[Chris Harmon, 09/25/2016]

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