Greenville, Maine: B-52 Crash Wreckage and Memorial

Parts of a B-52 that crashed in 1963 are still visible; helpful signs and a maintained trail make it fairly easy to reach. An upright memorial slab was added to the site in 1998.

Address:
Prong Pond Rd, Greenville, ME
Directions:
From the blinker light in downtown Greenville drive north on Main St./Lily Bay Rd for seven miles. Turn right onto Prong Pond Rd (From this point the roads are gravel, and look for little yellow "B-52 Site" signs to guide the way). Drive on Prong Pond Rd for 3.7 miles. Bear left at the fork. Drive 1.7 miles, cross a little wooden bridge, then quickly take the next, sharp left. Drive 1.8 miles, always bearing right, to the small parking area on the right and trailhead on the left. It's a level walk to the crash site on a level, maintained path.
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B-52 crash site.

B-52 Crash Wreckage and Memorial

Pieces of a B-52 bomber remain scattered in an area that lies off of Lily Bay Road, about a seven-mile drive on a remote dirt/gravel road. Some helpful signs provide guidance along the way.

[Bonnie Schupp, 10/07/2016]

The B-52 crashed on January 24, 1963, while on a training flight. Most of the crew perished. A surprising amount of the wreckage remains in the woods.


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