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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162561
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:25-DEC-1944
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:874th BSqn /498th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-24654
MSN: 4314
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Isley Field, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands -   Northern Mariana Islands
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Isley Field, Northern Mariana Islands
Destination airport:Isley Field
Narrative:
Delivered to USAAF 20 August 44. Departed CONUS (CONtinental US) for PTO (Pacific Theater of Operations), arrived Saipan 25 Oct 44. Named "The Wichita Witch" and was operated by the 874th BS, 498th BG, 20th AF. Written off (Destroyed on ground) during enemy raid on Saipan, December 25,1944.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/4259509467/
3. https://www.fold3.com/image/55720439?ann=2b6a1280-01bf-11e3-3c1c-647d0106501d
4. http://avax.news/pictures/71087
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saipan_International_Airport#World_War_II .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2013 09:37 gerard57 Added
31-May-2017 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2017 19:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2020 19:01 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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