Accident Douglas AD-1 Skyraider 09346,
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Date:Sunday 11 January 1953
Time:c. 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
Owner/operator:ATU-301, United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 09346
MSN: 2174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 mile South of NAS Corpus Christi, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NAAS Cabaniss Field, Texas
Destination airport:Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NGP/KNGP)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Bu No 09346, ATU-301 (Advanced Training Unit-301) US Navy: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11 January 1953 when crashed 1 mile South of NAS Corpus Christi, TX. Pilot Lt (jg) Lewis H. Petersen (aged 23) - was killed

Lieutenant Petersen was assigned to the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christie, Texas. He had served in Korea as a Naval aviator completing 63 combat missions operating from the carriers USS Boxer and USS Valley Forge.

Petersen was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


1. Sweetwater Reporter 12 January 1953, p.1

Revision history:

13-Apr-2022 15:47 TB Added
29-Oct-2022 07:06 TB Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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