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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Ten Sleep hosts Bomber Mountain research


June 27, 2018

TEN SLEEP — On June 28, 1943, a B-17 Flying Fortress departed Pendleton Army Air Base in Pendleton, Oregon, to meet up with the rest of the 383rd Bomber Group, 541st Bomber Squadron in Nebraska, before departing for the war in Europe.

The plane never arrived, and after an extensive search of three states, the Army Air Corps gave up all attempts to find the missing plane and crew.

Then, in 1945, cowboys Berl Bader and Albert Kirkpatrick were riding through the Cloud Peak area when they spotted a shiny object on a nearby mountain face. Riding up to inspect, the men located the crashed bo...

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