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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98416
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:28-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:444th BGp /679th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-6246
MSN: 3381
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:80 miles South-west of Hsi-Chang, Zhejiang -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kharagpur Airfield, West Bengal, India
Destination airport:Hsi-Chang, Zhejiang, China
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-1-BW Superfortress 42-6246 Delivered to the USAAF 15 November 1943. Assigned to the 679th BS, 444th BG.

Written off (destroyed) when crew bailed out 80 miles South West of Hsi-chang, Zhejiang, China (at approximate coordinates Latitude: 28.0344, Longitude: 120.845) during ferry flight from Kharagpur, India to Hsi-chang, China on 28 June, 1944 due to #1 and #3 engine failures. Of the eleven crew on board, three were killed (KIA) and eight were rescued. (MACR 11300)

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. https://user.xmission.com/~tmathews/b29/56years/56years-4407.html
4. http://www.disween.com/where-is/hsichang-02-cn


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2017 20:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 15:52 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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