Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West



On February 9, 1945, B-24J #41-100050 with the 213th Base Unit at Mountain Home Army Air Field, Idaho, took off on a routine training mission.  Flying in bad weather, the Liberator slammed into the 9200 ft. summit of Mt. Harrison in a dense fog, near Albion, Idaho, killing all 9 crew members.  Snow prevented recovery efforts until a week after the crash.  The wreckage has been partially removed by aluminum salvagers, souvenir hunters, and the U.S. Forest Service, but much of the debris field remains today, spread 1500 ft. down the side of the mountain.  Site visited 9/28/13.







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