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The front page of the Feb. 21, 1963, edition shows detailed coverage of the B-47 jet that crash three miles north of Comfrey the previous day.

Fifty years later: Jet crash memorial to be dedicated in Comfrey

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COMFREY -- Fifty years after a B-47 jet bomber crashed just outside of Comfrey, killing three crew members and a U.S. Air Force colonel, the community will mark the tragedy with a memorial dedication on Sunday.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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