Green Knob Mountain, NC Bomber Crash, June 1944

TEN ARE KILLED IN PLANE CRASH NEAR ASHEVILLE.

Asheville, June 14. -- (AP) -- An Army B-24 bomber on a combat training flight ploughed into Green Knob Mountain near here last night, killing the entire crew of ten, Army Air Force officials announced this morning.
The plane, from Chatham field, Savannah, Ga., struck the mountain at about 11:30 last night.
Eight of the bodies have been recovered and soldiers of the Air Force are now searching for the other two. The crash occurred in McDowell county near Mount Mitchell and a mile and a half from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 30 airline miles east of Asheville.
The plane burned after crashing.
Air Force officials said the cause of the accident had not been determined.

Daily Times News Burlington North Carolina 1944-06-14