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Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Date:12-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:769th BSqn /462nd BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-6226
MSN: 3360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Piardoba, 6.6 miles S of Bishnupur, West Bengal -   India
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USAAF Base B-6, Piaradoba, India
Destination airport:USAAF Base B-6, India
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-1-BW Superfortress 42-6226 Delivered to USAAF 3 November 1943. Assigned to 462nd Bomb Group, Walker AAF, Kansas.Departed Walker AAF, Kansas 9 April 1944 for CBI (China-Burma-India Theater of Operations). Damaged in an accident 9 April 1944 at Prescott Isle, Maine, during taxying, caused by mechanical failure.

Assigned to 769th Bomb Squadron, 462nd Bomb Group, Piaradoba, West Bengal India. Named ‘Hap’s Hazard’. Damaged Jun 12, 1944 at Piardoba India.

During repairs 20 June 1944 after the first Yawata raid, a gas tank exploded. One man killed. Declared "war weary" and withdrawn from service. Returned to CONUS (CONtinental US) 10 December 1944. Stored at David Monthan AFB until Reclamation completed Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona on November 1, 1948

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaloc.asp?Loc=ar&offset=6175
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. http://www.462ndbombgroup.org/Portals/0/Documents/462nd-Plane-list-master.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2017 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 15:43 DG333 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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