2006 AvAr Project: Stormy Peaks B-17 from Pingree Park 

On October 18, 1943, a Rapid City Air Base B-17F, 42-6042, departed on a Radius of Action Training Mission towards Denver, Colorado, at 20:00 Hrs. MWT. At about 2330 Hrs., this aircraft impacted terrain on Stormy Peak, in inclement weather, approximately 31 miles west and 2 miles south of Ft.Collins. All eight crewmembers were instantly killed.

While the (then) accident investigator placed entire blame on the pilot, 2nd Lt. Richard Creamer, recent discoveries suggest the blame may not be entirely his.

As this site is on Federal land, removal of any artifacts is strictly prohibited.

AvAr File No. 0601-CS

B17turbocharger
B17turbocharger
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Measuring parts
Measuring parts
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Center: AvAr Staff--Len Wallace and Brian Richardson
Center: AvAr Staff--Len Wallace and Brian Richardson
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Aircraft debris
Aircraft debris
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Aircraft part with serial number
Aircraft part with serial number
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Trail head and  parking
Trail head and parking
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