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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.

Prong Pond Rd, Greenville, ME
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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