Kiernan Crew Monument Marker

Near Martin, South Dakota

The monument was prompted as a result of the crash of the Kiernan Crew on a night training flight on 17 January 1944. The aircraft was a 603rd Squadron, 398th Bomb Group B-17F aircraft flying out of the Rapid City Army Air Force Base. The marker is located west of Martin along Highway 18 at N 43° 10.331 W 101° 45.101. The crash was about 1 mile southwest. Data obtained from sites links below.

The history of the incident and the creation and dedication of the monumet are as follows:

  1. Memorial Marker west of Martin, SD
  2. Fatal Crash of B-17F in World War II - Plane Crash Sites on Waymarking
  3. Martin, SD (near) Bomber Crashes, Jan 1944 | GenDisasters
  4. Kiernan's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Late 1943
  5. Return to 398th Monument Index