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Reuniting Artifacts with Family: Story of WWII BomberEducation :: Lecture
Reuniting Artifacts with Family: Story of WWII Bomber
12:00 PM
Boise City Hall
Each year the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office organizes and promotes statewide opportunities for the public to learn about Idaho archaeology, history and historic preservation. The Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month program is a celebration of everything dealing with Idaho's archaeology and history. Events, presentations and programs have been reaching all corners of the state for over 25 years. Please join us in the celebration by attending one of our sponsored events.

Reuniting Artifacts with Family: The Story of WWII Bomber Crash Site in Southeastern Idaho by Hollie Gilbert

During WWII, the Pocatello Army Airbase was established as a training facility for airmen. Several aerial bombing ranges were also established northwest of Pocatello for practice missions. Two of these bombing ranges, located within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) were the Arco High Altitude and the Twin Buttes Bombing ranges. These two ranges were used mostly by B-17 and B-24 bombers. On the night of January 7, 1944, a B-24 crashed during one of these training missions on what is now the INL, killing seven men. After the initial cleanup and recovery, the crash site was left and forgotten for 70 years until INL archaeologists found it and made a remarkable discovery.

The talks will take place in the Greenbelt Room located on the 3rd floor of City Hall next to Council Chambers.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Boise City Hall
Address: 150 N Capitol Blvd Boise, ID 83702
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Phone: 208-384-4422

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