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    Smith River British Columbia Canada

Location
Lat 59°53′00″N Long 126°26′00″W  Smith River an unincorporated settlement in the Liard Country of far northern British Columbia in Canada. It is located southwest of the junction of Shaw Creek with the Smith River in the Smith Valley.

Wartime History
On January 15, 1942 several B-26s force landed at this location. Afterwards, this location was nicknamed "Million Dollar Valley" for the value of the aircraft lost in the landing.

B-26 Marauder 40-1451
Listed as force landed at Smith River. Unclear if serial number is correct.

B-26 Marauder 40-1501
Pilot Doolittle force landed January 16, 1942

B-26 Marauder 40-1459
Pilot Avery force landed January 16, 1942 salvaged 1971 today MAPS Museum

B-26 Marauder 40-1464
Pilot Dancer force landed January 16, 1942 salvaged 1971 today Fantasy of Flight Museum

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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