Point of Interest, Estevan

RCAF C-47 Historical Crash Site

Find a plaque commemorating the tragic loss of 21 RCAF airmen when their C-47 Dakota transport plane went down outside of Estevan on Sept. 15, 1946.

Background from the CBC:

“On Sept. 15, 1946, on their return trip to Canada, the C-47 cargo plane that had taken off from Minot, N.D., crashed just outside of Estevan, killing the 21 airmen aboard. It was meant to be a 148 kilometre flight to the Estevan Air Base….

In 2018, a wooden monument was completed with the faces of the men carved into it.

On Saturday (July 9, 2022), a memorial created to honour those men (was) unveiled at the crash site.”

Read more here, and here.


Woodlawn Regional Park - Boundary Dam
Latitude: 49.07417246822745
Longitude: -103.02947699891932
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