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Benton, Kentucky: B-29 Bomber Crashed Here

A modern, upright, black marble slab marks the spot where a B-29 bomber crashed in 1945, killing nearly all of its crew.

Soldier Creek Cemetery Rd, Benton, KY
From Benton, drive southwest on Hwy 58 for 6.5 miles. After you cross a little creek, turn left onto Hwy 1522. Drive a half-mile. When the road veers right, turn left. Drive a hundred yards. The upright black marble slab will be on the right.
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B-29 Crash Memorial

It's a marble memorial to the victims and sole survivor of a B-29 Superfortress crash on July, 1st, 1945, near Soldier Creek Church, which is just across the road from the monument.

[David, 02/27/2017]

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