Soldier Creek B-29 Crash Memorial
On July 1, 1945, an electrical storm caused the crash of a B-29 Superfortress near this location in rural Kentucky. The crash killed nine of the ten men aboard, the lone survivor parachuting to safety. This monument was dedicated in 2008 and honors the crew who perished near this location.
Backstory and Context
Elias sought shelter from the heavy rain and electrical storm by staying under a bush until daybreak when he walked to the residence of Maxine Bohannon who took Elias to a hospital in nearby Benton.