Accident Vultee BT-13A Valiant 41-1632,
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Date:Friday 2 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic VALI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vultee BT-13A Valiant
Owner/operator:72th Mat Sqn USAAF
Registration: 41-1632
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:eight miles south of Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 2 January 1942 the Vultee BT-13A 41-1632 of 72nd Mat Sqn smashed at 1500 hrs into the ground inverted while attempting to perform low altitude aerobatics eight miles south of Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama. Both men aboard, 2nd Lt George C Rodge (pilot and instructor), of Fords, New Jersey, 22 years old), and Pfc James V Dougherty (passenger, of Norfolk, Virginia), were killed.


"Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945. Volume 1, January 1941-June 1943", by Anthony J. Mireles. ISBN 0-7864-2788-4
Miami Daily News, January 4, 1942 (available at

Revision history:

04-Jan-2017 15:42 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2019 18:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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