For those of you that went to the geocache at the B-17 crash site just outside of Oquossoc Maine this past weekend. I dug up some more information on this crash. Here is what I found.
The bomber, which was the second worst aircraft crash in Maine history, occurred the exact same day as THE worst crash in Maine history when a bomber went down in South Portland.
USAF 43-38023, piloted by Lt. John Cast from Springfield, OH (from obit.) and crashed on Deer Mountain -- a remote and un-trailblazed mountain. The only story found about it reported that the bodies were removed and, using a bulldozer, the plane was buried and still is resting on the side of the mountain. Also, all of the crash found on this aircraft list it as a B-17G, but the memorial describes it as a B-17J.
I'm interested in any information anyone might have about this crash and of its exact whereabouts -- I would love to visit the actual site and record the coordinates for others.