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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota: B-52 Crash Site

Small plaque on a boulder marks where a Cold War era B-52D bomber crashed in 1958, on a simulated training run to bomb Minneapolis-St. Paul. Seven people died, nine were injured.

Address:
8824 Branson Drive, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Directions:
at base of water tower along frontage road South edge of St. Paul. US-52 exit at MN-56/Concord Blvd. From the south, continue straight onto Broderick Blvd; from the north, turn right onto MN-56, then left at the stoplight onto Broderick Blvd. Drive a half-mile. The crash site is on the left, marked with flagpoles, at the base of the water tower.
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B-52 Crash Site

On September 16, 1958, a B-52D bomber on a training simulation -- bombing the Twin Cities -- broke up and crashed, killing all but one on board and injuring eight members of a family on the ground.

[Ted J, 11/07/2022]

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