Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

World War II Bomber Crash

On January 20, 1944, a B-24 bomber from Pocatello Army Air Base crashed near Arbon Valley during a training mission.  Seven of the ten men on board were killed.  The accident happened approximately 10 miles south west of the air base (now Pocatello Airport).  I’m trying to locate the site of the crash, and would be interested in hearing from anyone with information about it.  I research old military crashes and create online memorials to the men who were killed.  More pilots and flight crews were killed during training in the U.S. than in actual combat during World War II.

Marc McDonald, Pocatello