IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Thanks to a local historian and archaeologists at the Idaho National Laboratory, a downed World War II bomber has been located in eastern Idaho.
In March, archaeologists pinpointed the location of the B-24J Liberator bomber that crashed in the Acro Desert during a 1944 training mission.
The entire 7-man crew compliment died in the crash.
The rediscovery of the long forgotten crash site began with Marc McDonald, a Pocatello historian and airplane enthusiast.
McDonald told the Post Register that there were rumors about the plane but nobody had ever found anything.
After he conducted some research, he and the INL were able to establish where and when the plane crashed in January 1944.
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