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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63973
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 WB-50D Superfortress
Owner/operator:56th WRSqn USAF (56th WRSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-098
MSN: 15907
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:45 miles NW of Tokyo -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yokota AB, Japan
Destination airport:Yokota AB, Japan
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-95-BO, but later converted to a WB-50D.

Weather plane crashed into farm field at Hanno during night approach at Yokota AB.

9 crew members were killed in the crash:
Capt Raymond Durr
Capt Dewey A. Keithly
Capt Leonard A. Klawa
Capt Lawrence E. Monies
1Lt Waylon H. Moseley
SSgt William A. Taylor
A2C Gerald R. Arnn
A2C John E. Hollis
A2C Mose F. Thomas, Jr.


1. Desert Sun 28 December 1956, p1

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Dec-2013 17:58 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 18:51 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Feb-2014 20:39 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 11:37 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2020 13:02 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:14 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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