On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Monument to men killed in plane crash
Monument to soldiers killed in plane crash near Premier, July 1, 1942. Geneva Steele Collection (1530 13)

On July 1, 1942, 21 soldiers were killed when a transport plane crashed near Premier in McDowell County.

Learn more:
"Airliner Falls Near Premier" (McDowell Plane Crash)
"Identify 17 Army Plane Dead" (McDowell Plane Crash)
"Suggests Airport Might Have Prevented Mishap" (McDowell Plane Crash)
"Welch Honors Memory Of 21 Dead Soldiers" (McDowell Plane Crash)

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