After driving on the road for awhile, Craig thought the terrain lined up pretty good with the crash site photos that he copied from report. We parked here and started searching the area.
On 8/1/55, the F-86E #51-13044 call sign Eagle 3 piloted by 2nd Lt. Arthur M. Olson was on four ship fighter versus fighter simulated combat training mission. After climbing out to the applied tactics area, the flight divided into two elements to attack each other as briefed. The simulated attack began at 33,000 feet and after several maneuvers, Lt. Olson was observed initiating what appeared to be the beginning of a split S maneuver. During the pull out, there wasn’t enough attitude and the aircraft struck the ground in a slight nose down wings level attitude. The aircraft disintegrated on impact killing the pilot and scattering wreckage for 1,500 feet.