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Rapid City man seeks to honor crew of B-17 crash 70 years ago

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RAPID CITY (AP) -- An 82-year-old Rapid City resident and his son are trying to create a memorial to commemorate the site of a B-17 bomber crash that happened 70 years ago on the edge of the city.

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The plane from the Rapid City Army Air Base was flying nearly straight down on Sept. 6, 1943, when it hit the ground, witnesses said. All 10 people on board were killed.

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