2008 AvAr Project: Jefferson County P-38 

P-38 Project in Jefferson County is the second fatal military accident in the State of Colorado following Pearl Harbor, this is one of the earliest P-38 crash sites throughout the United States. While it's been more than 66 years, this is probably the most preeminent crash site in Colorado, thanks to the private ownership of land since 1942. That and the fact that previous owners, along with current residents, wish to dedicate this site to Colorado airmen.

The aircraft, an F-4 photo reconnaissance version of the Lockheed P-38, was assigned to the technical school at Lowry when it crashed on the morning of May 17, 1942. The pilot, 1st Lt. Constant Owen, was killed upon impact with terrain.

"The wreckage is visible from the air if and only if you know precisely where to look. During one pass I got shine off of a piece in the western gulley but the wing section next to the shine still looked just like a rock.", said Ron Miller, Sr. Field Agent.

AvAr Project 0803-CS

Part is to the right of the clipboard.
Part is to the right of the clipboard.
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Fuselage part located with serial number.
Fuselage part located with serial number.
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Part found.
Part found.
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View looking SW of valley of crash site.
View looking SW of valley of crash site.
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Part to right of clipboard. Details of location for each part found.
Part to right of clipboard. Details of location for each part found.
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AvAr Field Agent on rock outcrop taking photos and GPS reading.
AvAr Field Agent on rock outcrop taking photos and GPS reading.
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Crash site view.
Crash site view.
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Another view.
Another view.
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Team members on outcrop and in the deep brush. Rough terrain is the norm.
Team members on outcrop and in the deep brush. Rough terrain is the norm.
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