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DaveTrojan

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B-25 crashed on Round Top Mountain, JASPER VIC., NEWTON COUNTY Arkansas February 6, 1948.

There is a memorial at the site and easily accessable. for more info

 http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/_search_nomination_popup.asp?id=88&arkreg=1

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The crash site isn't as accessible anymore like the article would lead you to believe. Last year, during our 20th wedding anniversary vacation (yes, I'm ate up...), Jennifer and I visited Round Top with the intention of making it to the site. Torrential rains a couple of years ago have created slides that covered the nearby highway. The prepared trails are gone, the visitor's center and picnic areas are closed, and the mountain is mostly wilderness again.
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Did you find the site and if so was there anything there?
Also How did you talk your wife into going to a crash site for your 20th? That must of been some sweet talking!
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Does anyone have GPS coordinates for this site, and/or instructions on how to approach it?  Thanks!
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When Jen and I went to the site last year, we took a route that took us around the north end of the visitor's center complex and along the remains of the former trails. The further we went in, the thicker the wilderness became, which made progress very difficult. When we reversed course and returned to the center, it was already too hot and humid to try again (this was in the middle of June!)

There may be another way to approach the crash site, by going upslope from the former picnic area. I wouldn't recommend a visit in the summer months, unless you start very early and take plenty of water.

There is an entry on the Geocaching website:
B-25 On Round Top Mountain

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Ah yes, the geocachers -- they have found a lot of interesting historical sites!  I'm developing a web mapping program, and would like to include US plane crash sites.  Do you happen to know if anyone has compiled a listing that includes coordinates.  Thanks!
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I have seen several requests lately for crash site coordinates.  Because of the very real threat of pilfering, the location most crash sites are usually only shared among established and trusted fellow wreck hunters, and rarely are they posted. There have been wreckhunters who are in this for the sake of pilfering and selling what they find at a crash site. Even large pieces of wrecks have "disappeared".  Often a general location may be given, but half the fun (and frustration) of wreckhunting is in the research and exploration of finding a crash site.  Dennis 

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Good point that I hadn't considered.  This site is on the Arkansas State Historical Register, so I figured it would be OK.  The site is remote enough that it seems unlikely many people will venture there, but perhaps I should think of these as archeological sites [which typically aren't published for the same reason].
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At one point someone had compiled all the Civil Air Patrol coords and placed them on Google Earth. But as we know the CAP coords are notoriously inaccurate. But is was interesting to to see all the flags representing all the sites. 
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Vintage Plane Motor Stolen in Newton County

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2013

A vintage plane motor has been stolen in Newton County, Arkansas.

The motor was from a B-25 Navy plane that crashed near Jasper in the 1940s. The motor has been on display near Roundtop Mountain Hiking Trail on a rock for several years and now it is gone.

Peggy Crouse on the Resource Council Board says there is a reward for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest.

If you know any information about the disappearance of this motor, call the Newton County Sheriff's Department at 870-446-5124.

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Just goes to show you that no piece is too large to take when you're dealing with determined individuals...

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And I posted a warning almost 3 years ago.  Worst part: it probably ended up in a scrapyard.  Dennis
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