SHERIDAN — Sylvia Bruner will give a presentation Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. on the crash of a B-17 into Bomber Mountain in 1943.
On June 28, 1943, a B-17 left Pendleton, Oregon, on a flight to Grand Island, Nebraska. The bomber never made it, crashing into the Bighorn Mountains south of Cloud Peak. A pair of cowboys discovered the remains of the “Scharazad” in 1945.
Bruner will share the history of the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, information about the aircraft and crash site. She will also focus on the 10 crew members who lost their lives high in the Bighorns.
Bruner currently serves as the director of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo. She has been with the JGMM for more than 15 years, including 14 as the JGMM’s collections registrar. She is also a volunteer for the American Association of State and Local History and Wyoming State Historical Society board member.
The event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, located at 850 Sibley Circle.