January 13, 1964 A Boeing B-52D bomber of the 484th Bombardment Wing, call sign “Buzz One Four” was flying from Westover AFB in Massachusetts to Turner AFB in Georgia. The aircraft experienced severe wind turbulence over Southwestern Pennsylvania which resulted in the structural failure of the vertical tail section, causing the aircraft to go out of control. The order to abandon the aircraft was given and 4 of the 5 crewmen were able to eject. The 5th crewman was unable to eject. Buzz One Four, armed with 2 Mk 53 nuclear bombs, crashed in blizzard conditions in Garrett County, Maryland. Three of the crewmen did not survive.
This website is dedicated to the crew of Buzz One Four and the citizens of Garrett County, Maryland who assisted in the search and rescue efforts.