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DaveTrojan

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Calling Colorado wreck chasers or anyone who may have info about this. 
Trying to ID which B-24 part came from. 

Are there any B-24 wrecks on or near Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder, CO.?

A vertical fin was recovered The family said that they have had it since the late 1940s/early '50s. It was on Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder, CO. They think it came from a Salvage yard in Denver, but nothing to document that.

It was used as a retaining wall before the owner/Dad replaced it with a rock wall. The kids dug a huge pit and used the stabilizer as the roof of the pit which they referred to as an air raid shelter during the Cold War.

a few photos of the part on Facebook page. Spirit of Flight Center.https://www.facebook.com/SpiritOfFlight

Part came from Ford built B-24

Part may be from this one?  

B-24H, 42-7615, built by Ford, from Lowry Field, crashed Mt. Logan Colorado.  

Accident summery: Consolidated B-24H "Liberator". crashed On Sep 30th 1943 the plane took off from Lowry Field on a training mission. As it flew over Crow hill, it encountered icing conditions and began to stall. One crewmember, 2nd Lt. Henry A. McQuade parachuted from the aircraft. As the airplane fell torwards the vally floor it fell into warmer temperatures and shed enough ice to regain control. 10 miles later it iced a second time resulting in stall and tail spin. It crashed at approximatly 8pm on a SE facing slope at 11,400' on Mt. logan. The 11 remaining crew members perished in the crash. 

The crash site is located about a 1/2 mile North of the northern boundry of Santa Maria Camp. It actually lays within Pike National Forest and the Mount Evans wilderness area. Public but federally controlled land.
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Hey Dave,

I realize this is nearly five years late. That said, I am planning on searching for the B-24 crash site on Mt Logan in two weeks, assuming the snow holds off that long. I will check to see if there are any signs of a vertical fin, and for serial numbers. My understanding is that the crash site has been looted more than once throughout history, so that could be where your fin came from. Although it looks to be in immaculate shape for having survived a wreck. Are you in possession of the part still?
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I have been to the Mt Logan B-24. It has been looted hundreds of times in the last 60 years. I don't think anything survived the crash in that good condition. Lowry was a base on the east side of Denver where B-24's were active. If the part came from a salvage yard, it could have been scrap from Lowry.
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I don’t have the tail fin. It was recovered from the mountain. It is believed that the crash site was not too far away from where the fin was recovered from. And yes I have seen several crashed B-24s where the tail was intact just like the one that was recovered. And yes farmers and other people have repurposed parts just like the tail fin.
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