Upcoming Program: Crash on Bomber Mountain: Final Flight of the B-17 “Scharazad”

Remains of the B-17 Scharazad
in the Cloud Peak Wilderness
-Courtesy of Sylvia Bruner

On June 28, 1943 a B-17 left Pendleton, Oregon on a flight to Grand Island, Nebraska. The bomber never made it, crashing into the Bighorn Mountains south of Cloud Peak. A pair of cowboys discovered the remains of the “Scharazad” in 1945. Sylvia Bruner, Director of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo, Wyoming, will join us on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm to share the history of Bomber Mountain. Bruner’s presentation will focus on the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, information about the aircraft and crash site. She will also focus on the ten crew members who lost their lives high in the Bighorns.

Sylvia Bruner currently serves as the Director of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo, Wyoming. She has been with the JGMM for over fifteen years, including 14 as the JGMM’s collections registrar. She is also a volunteer for the American Association of State and Local History and Wyoming State Historical Society Board Member.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheridan County Museum. There will be light refreshments following the program. Our Evening Program Series events are open to the public at no cost, everyone is welcome to come and participate. This program is made possible by the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

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