UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

Earth is a big place. Few people know that as well as Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

But — with hundreds of thousands of maps and aerial photos, bound atlases and gazetteers and surveys at her fingertips — Martindale can find things. Even things that aren’t there anymore.

Tom Sybert came to Martindale looking for something huge, but long gone: a 130-ton B-52 bomber that crashed in the dark on Nov. 18, 1966, near unincorporated Hauer in Sawyer County in northwestern Wisconsin.

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