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Monday, February 8, 2016

Patrick County's World War Two Bull Mountain Plane Crash

Watching Deb Coalson Bisel's story last week about the young man from Kansas, Neale Narramore, who died in a plane crash in March 1944 during World War Two on Bull Mountain reminded me of this history about Patrick County.

Clarence Hall, shown above at the marker on Bull Mountain with the men who died names inscribed on it, taught at Patrick County High School and was the father of  my classmate Tammy Hall has spent decades researching this crash.

The site of the crash shown above in 1944 is owned by local vet Lock Boyce, who will allow you to visit the site if you contact him. http://boyce-holland.info/

Deb Coalson as we know her is an accomplished author and historian, who grew up on Willis Gap in Patrick County. She is my friend and I am proud of how she still uses her love of history to bring it home in far away Kansas. Here is her story

Here is some information from my website about this based on Clarence Hall's research www.freestateofpatrick.com/wwtwo.

There is a display about the crash in the Patrick County Historical Society Museum in Stuart, Virginia. Clarence Hall, shown below with some of the research he collected, contacted many of the family members and worked with other veterans to get a marker at the crash site and in front of the Patrick County Courthouse shown below.

The monument on the Patrick County Courthouse in Stuart, Virginia.


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