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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234945
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:05-MAR-1954
Time:02:00 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:303rd BWg USAF (303rd Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2416
MSN: 450469
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Davis-Monthan AFB (KDMA)Tucson, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Davis-Monthan AFB (KDMA)Tucson, Arizona
Destination airport:England, UK
Narrative:
The aircraft from the 358th Bombardment Squadron had just taken off, early morning, on routine training flight to England when it crashed one mile out, exploding and bursting into flames, killing Capt. Ralph D. Skidmore, Aircraft Commander, 1st. Lt. Dale C. Smith, Pilot, Capt. Clifford E. Nadeau, Observer and M.Sgt. Arthur B Crocker, Crew Chief

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Arizona Daily Star AZ - 9th March 1954
Tucson Daily Citizen AZ - 5th March 1954
Arizona Daily Sun AZ - 5th March 1954


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2020 14:31 Peter Clarke Added
06-Jul-2020 10:27 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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