Vermont Aviation Historian Brian Lindner will present a talk about Vermont’s most infamous air disaster , the B-24 Liberator Bomber that crashed on Camel Hump Mountain and killed nine Air Force crewmen while on a training mission in 1944.
Lindner has researched this particular crash extensively, as well as other aviation related crashes in Vermont.
The talk will be hosted at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM), 250 Rudy Chase Drive, in Glenville, NY, during ESAM ‘s monthly Fly-In Breakfast on Saturday, October 16th, from 8:30 to 10:30 am (the talk begins at 10 am).
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum located at the Schenectady County Airport at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center.
Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the museum offers visitors a variety engaging and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the State’s largest aviation library and an airpark with over 20 aircraft.
Exhibits include the enemy aircraft in the film Top Gun, a 13’ scale model of the Japanese aircraft carrier “Akagi” built for the film Tora, Tora, Tora and a mockup of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed 10, used in the TV movie The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton. Also, newly erected is a ½ size replica of a British Airways Concorde, in front of the Museum.
The breakfast menu will include pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more.
Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
For more information about the museum call (518) 377-2191 or visit the museum website.
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Photo: The remains of the B-24 Bomber on Camel Hump Mountain.