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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156309
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:10-JUN-1954
Time:c. 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 51-5252
MSN: 450537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 mi SE of Oujda -   Morocco
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nouasseur Air Base (LFOE), Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa.
Destination airport:Nouasseur Air Base (LFOE), Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa.
Narrative:
Lost control after refuelling due to pilot vertigo and crashed. 44th Bombardement Wing.

The aircraft, with a crew of three, had just finished re-fuelling on a routine night training flight out of Nouasseur Air Base, Morocco, when it went out of control and crashed 15 miles southeast of Oujda, Morocco. William G. Jacques, Aircraft Commander was killed in the crash. 1st. Lt. Gene A. Hardman, Pilot, ejected, Capt. Raymond T. Toerpe, Observer, bailed out, both men parachuting to safety but with serious injuries.
The aircraft was on deployment from Lake Charles Air Force Base, (KCWF), Louisiana on the 90 day SAC rotational Squadron dispersal alert program of the 1950's. to Nouasseur Air Base (LFOE) the North Africa USAF Base.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Nouasseur Air Base/1945-1991: Cold War World Wiki/ Fandom.
L'Echo d'Oran 11+12 June 1954


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2013 08:25 Uli Elch Added
06-Jun-2013 08:46 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
31-Mar-2020 06:28 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2020 06:59 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2020 06:59 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 16:19 Peter Clarke Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-Jul-2020 07:20 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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