Incident Republic F-84E Thunderjet 49-2037,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 115361
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84E Thunderjet
Owner/operator:309th FS, 31st FG, USAF
Registration: 49-2037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Turner AFB, Albany, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Turner AFB, Albany, Georgia
Destination airport:Turner AFB, Albany, Georgia
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Republic F-84E-1-RE Thunderjet 49-2037, 309th FS, 31st FG, USAF: Written off (Damaged beyond repair) January 12 1950 in a landing accident at Turner AFB, Albany, Georgia. Pilot Charles E "Chuck" Toynbee USAF survived this incident. His official USAF biography is as follows...

"A number of pilots with combat credentials in Korea brought their expertise to Oregon ANG. One of these men was Charles E. Toynbee. He trained as a pilot after WWII, and deployed to Korea as a member of the 522nd Fighter Escort Squadron. There he flew 86 combat missions in the Republic F-84 Thunderjet from the spring of 1951. Most were fighter-bomber missions striking ground targets, but also included a half-dozen fighter escort missions for Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers going into North Korea. On one such mission he engaged enemy jet fighters and recalled in a recent interview that "I got strikes on a MiG, but never did get the gun camera film back." Toynbee also served a 60-day stint of duty as a Ground Forward Air Controller, in X Corps, 2d Infantry Division with the famed 23d Regimental Combat Team (victor in the February, 1951 Battle of Chipyong-ni) in the Punchbowl area of Korea, controlling air strikes flown in support of the regiment, before returning to his squadron and then back to the States in September, 1951. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air medal with three oak leaf clusters for his service in Korea.

Toynbee completed his active duty service in 1952, and went into business for a while in the Northwest before he joined the Oregon ANG in October, 1953. In the Oregon ANG, Toynbee flew the North American F-86 Sabre, Lockheed F-94, Northrop F-89 Scorpion and the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. During his ANG service, Toynbee "...flew everything on the ramp..." including the Oregon ANG's Douglas C-47 and Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star. He served in the Oregon ANG from 1953 to 1968, and then continued service in the AF Reserve at Portland and then McChord AFB flying C-141s before he retired as a Lt Col in 1970."



Revision history:

05-May-2013 03:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2020 09:05 Allach Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]

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