McKINNEY — A historical marker will be placed at 11 a.m. Saturday at the site in Lincoln County where a B-58 Air Force bomber crashed in December 1966 and took the lives of three men.
The marker ceremony will take place at the site on the Wendell Smith farm at 489 Short Pike, off Ky. 198 south of McKinney, according to Chris Bennett.
Bennett and Alan Reed, both of Columbia, were instrumental in a fundraiser to secure the roadside marker.
Speakers will include Becky Riddle, historical marker program coordinator with the Kentucky Historical Society, and Darrell Hives and the Rev. Donald Scaly, who will give personal accounts of the crash. Reed will be master of ceremonies.
Family and friends will talk about the three crash victims: Major Richard F. Blakeslee, pilot; Major Floyd F. Acker, navigator; and Capt. C. Dale Lunt, defense systems operator.
The benediction will be given by the Rev. William R. Davenport followed by taps and a gun salute by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6097.
More information can be found at www.b58memorial.com.