Comfrey Plane Crash Plaque 05 Oct 11

The Brown County Veterans Council has approved a $1,000 appropriation to erect a plaque on the site where an airplane crashed north of Comfrey nearly 50 years ago. The US Air Force B-47 bomber crashed on February 20th, 1963, and 4 Air Force officers were killed. The hope is that the $1,000 in “seed money” from the Veterans Council will encourage the Brown County Historical Society and other organizations to complete the commemorative plague project in time for the 50th anniversary of the crash. The plane was believed to have been on a practice run on a “target” near Heron Lake at the time of the crash. Debris was found more than a mile from the crash scene, and it left a 50-foot crater in a meadow on the Carl Renburg farmsite 3 miles north of Comfrey.