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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176164
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50 Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-0377
MSN: 16153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:170 mi NW of Tokyo -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Misawa AB, Japan
Destination airport:Yokota AB, Japan
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-125-BO, but later converted to KB-50 aerial refuelling aircraft.

Returning from a refuelling mission the aircraft went out of control and crashed in mountainous terrain. Four crew bailed out and survived:
Capt George F. Ullmann, Jr. Maj. Glen M Haynes was the pilot on this crash. My dad SSGT Jack L Callahan was crew chief, he was killed too. Would like to get in touch with the survivors. email is
Capt Richard E. Snyder
2Lt Harold R. Freeman
MSgt Reuben W. Baer

7 crew members were killed in the crash:
Capt Gerald D. Granger
Capt Russell F. Lund
1Lt Elgie C. Rath, Jr.
SSgt Jack L. Callahan
SSgt Walter B. Hickman, Jr.
SSgt Carey A. Livingston

Personal comment by 'kathyrobertson67':
"The KB50's were at Tan Son Nhut outside of Saigon (probably at least 5 of them). I was with 33rd A&E on TDY from Yokota Japan. We were all (including the refueling crew) living at a hotel downtown Saigon. My dad S/SGT was killed in that crash. All of them were stationed in Yokota Japan. My dad S/SGT Jack L Callahan was killed in this airplane crash. He left behind a wife and 4 children. I am the oldest of the four children." I just learned that 1st Lt Elgie C Rath,JR. was killed in that crash but his name is not on the monument. Wonder why.


The Spokesman-Review 14 August 1964, p2


Yokota Japan

Revision history:

16-May-2015 20:07 TB Added
29-May-2018 15:25 Philpet43 Updated [Narrative]
10-Apr-2019 11:33 KathyRobert8 Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2019 14:43 kathyrobertson67 Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2019 14:44 harro Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 11:22 Tetrapack Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 13:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo]
08-May-2020 17:15 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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