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Park honors crashed B-17 crew

Replica of bomber part of memorial for 9 killed in 1943

By Nikki Wentling

This article was published August 23, 2015 at 3:25 a.m.

SHERIDAN -- When a member of Sheridan's American Legion chapter decided in 2011 to spearhead the construction of a memorial park at the site where a World War II bomber crashed more than 70 years earlier, he knew little about the nine men who died there.

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Dingo says... August 23, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.

I hope the article is wrong in saying that Mears wears dog tags found at the crash site. These should long ago have been returned to the family members of the deceased. If he's wearing reproduction dog tags, that's fine.

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