Newfoundland and Labrador Sights



Silent Witness Memorial

Silent Witness Memorial Review

The memorial marks the spot where, on December 12, 1985, an Arrow Air DC-8 carrying the 101st Airborne Division home for Christmas crashed, killing 256 American soldiers and civilian flight crew. The site lies off the highway a short distance on a rough gravel road, but it's a must-see. The setting, a clearing in the woods overlooking the grandeur of Gander Lake, is moving, and the memorial sculpture, of a boy and girl holding the hands of a peacekeeper, is poignantly rendered.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Eastern side of Trans-Canada Hwy., 4 km (2½ miles) from Gander, Gander, NL
  • Location: Gander
Updated: 11-15-2013

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