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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156336
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:21-OCT-1955
Time:05:45 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:9th BWg USAF (9th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-0336
MSN: 144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Misawa Air Force Base (RJSM), Aomori, Honshu Island, -   Japan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Misawa AFB (RJSM), Japan
Destination airport:Misawa AFB (RJSM)
Narrative:
The B-47 (one of seven) was on deployment from its Mountain Home Air Force Base (KMUO),Elmore County, Idaho on 'Mobility Training Exercises' from Japan and Okinawa.
The aircraft with four aircrew, had just lifted off from Misawa Air Force Base, when it crashed 400 yards off the runway end. Capt. George M. Wentsch, Aircraft Commander, A1C. Charles W. Clark, Co-Pilot and SSgt. William A. Trueba, Crew Chief survived with injuries. 1st. Lt. Edward C. Dew, Observer, died in the crash.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TX - 22nd October 1955
Sacramento Bee, CA. - 22nd October 1955
The Tribune, OH - 21st October 1955
The Kansas City Times, MO - 22nd October 1955
St louis post-Dispatch, MO - 22nd October 1955
Daily Inter Lake MT - 21st October 1955


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2013 10:00 Uli Elch Added
06-Jun-2013 10:20 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Narrative]
22-Mar-2020 20:12 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2020 13:54 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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