2007 AvAr Project: B-24D Trinidad 

At approximately 21:07 MWT on March 25, 1943, USAAF B-24D, No. 42-40146, impacted steep, rising terrain 45 miles west of Trinidad, Colorado. On a training mission from Clovis, N.M. to Pueblo, CO.

Once considered one of the most intact WWII sites in the country, this debris field has been vandalized in recent years and evidence of coordinated salvage efforts is apparent. As this site is on Federal land, removal of any artifacts is strictly prohibited.

For more details, see AvAr Bulletin No. 016, under the 2007 AvAr Menu.

AvAr File No. 0705-CS

A B-24D Liberator
A B-24D Liberator
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Brain Richardson, Len Wallace, and Lance Barber after the first day of the expedition.
Brain Richardson, Len Wallace, and Lance Barber after the first day of the expedition.
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Aerial map, crash site on center top ridge.
Aerial map, crash site on center top ridge.
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B-24 part from the fuselage.
B-24 part from the fuselage.
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engine part found.
engine part found.
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Second seat found.
Second seat found.
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Pilot or co-pilot seat.
Pilot or co-pilot seat.
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Engine valve without mud.
Engine valve without mud.
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Engine valve with grey mud around it.
Engine valve with grey mud around it.
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Rusted part to the left of the large rock.
Rusted part to the left of the large rock.
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Bear cleaned out the camp cooler on the second day... left the roasted green chilis. We had scrambled eggs and green chili for next day breakfast.
Bear cleaned out the camp cooler on the second day... left the roasted green chilis. We had scrambled eggs and green chili for next day breakfast.
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Bear leaving campsite after blowing a small warning air-horn. A must for all mountain experiences.
Bear leaving campsite after blowing a small warning air-horn. A must for all mountain experiences.
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Black bear approaching campsite on the first evening... smells dinner cooking.
Black bear approaching campsite on the first evening... smells dinner cooking.
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