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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201674
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:06-NOV-1956
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:96th BWg USAF (96th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2421
MSN: 450474
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: mile west of Hobart, Oklahoma, -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Altus AFB (KLTS), Altus, Oklahoma
Destination airport:Altus AFB (KLTS), Oklahoma
Narrative:
While on a routine training mission out of Altus AFB, the aircraft encountered engine problems and crashed and exploded west of Hobart, Oklahoma, killing the four aircrew, Maj. Joseph E. Wilford, Aircraft Commander, Capt. Francis P. Bouschard, Pilot, Capt. Lee D. Ellis Jr. Instructor-Aircraft Observer and 1st. Lt. Andrew J. Toalson, Observer.

Sources:

Youngstown Vindicator 7 November 1956, p1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1955%E2%80%931959)
www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org
B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com Newspapers.com
The Lawton Constitution, OK - 7th November 1956
Miami Daily News-record, OK - 7th November 1956
The Daily Oklahoman, OK - 7th November 1956
The Abilene Reporter-News, TX - 7th November 1956
The Courier Gazette, TX - 7th November 1956
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TX - 7th November 1956


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2017 19:41 TB Added
27-May-2019 18:33 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
27-May-2019 18:47 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2020 09:32 Peter Clarke Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2020 20:52 Digger Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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