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The Hilltop Bomber Crash

  • Lowry Air Force Base

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    Aerial view of Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, where a B-29 bomber began its ill-fated flight on December 3, 1951. The subsequent crash led to questions about whether such a large military facility should be located so close to city neighborhoods.
    Lowry Air Force Base
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Additional Information: 

Very little has been written about the Hilltop bomber crash.  The original author relied primarily on news reports from The Denver Post of December 3 and 4, 1951.  He also relied on follow-up reports from the editions of December 6 and 7, 1951 and the Rocky Mountain News of December 4, 1951.