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B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial


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B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial During World War II, Nebraska was home to eleven air bases, which filled the skies with planes engaged in training air crews. On June 7, 1944, a B-24J Bomber - part of a flight of 15 bombers from the 866 Bombardment Squadron (H), 7th Air Force - caught fire during a thunderstorm as it flew over the open western Nebraska prairie. The crew frantically descended to 500 feet, but the aircraft exploded just south of Chappell.


The marker was erected to honor the many bomber crews who sacrificed their lives during WWII.


Address: Chappell Exit North off I-80

Come visit us in Chappell, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chappell Lake

Set your hook in a largemouth bass, catfish, perch, walleye, or bluegill in this 30 acre community lake. A year-round flock of Canada geese have also made the lake their home.

The easy access just north of the I-80

Chappell, NE Recreation

Chappell Memorial Art Gallery

One of the most rare and valuable collections of art in western Nebraska, the Chappell collection features works by Rembrandt, Aaron Pyle, and unusual oriental art.

One wall of the gallery displays fascinating work created by local artist, Aaron Gunn Pyle, deceased, a well known

Chappell, NE Arts

B-24 Bomber Crash Memorial

During World War II, Nebraska was home to eleven air bases, which filled the skies with planes engaged in training air crews. On June 7, 1944, a B-24J Bomber - part of a flight of 15 bombers from the 866 Bombardment Squadron (H), 7

Chappell, NE Memorials


Chappell Golf Club

Chappell's municipal golf club lies alongside the Chappell Lake located just north of the I-80 Chappell exit. The nine-hole, grass green course is a beautiful and challenging course open to the public from daylight to dark.

Chappell, NE Golf Courses

Things to do Memorials near Chappell, NE

Rebecca Winter's Grave

Rebecca Winters was born in New York State in 1802 and was a pioneer in the Church of the Latter Day Saints. In June of 1852...