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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98417
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:02-JUL-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:234th BU USAAF
Registration: 42-6210
MSN: 3344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles north-east of Harmon, Oklahoma -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Clovis AAF, New Mexico
Destination airport:Clovis AAF, NM
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-1-BW Superfortress 42-6210: Delivered to the USAAF 27 October 1943. Assigned to 462nd Bomb Group, Walker AAF, Kansas. Re-Assigned to 234th Army Air Force Base Unit, Clovis AAF, New Mexico

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed 2 July 1944, due to structural failure 5 miles north east of Harmon, Oklahoma. All eleven crew on board were killed. The crew members killed were:

Captain Ernest C Garrett
Captain John J Kney, Jr
2nd Lt. Carl F Bevsek
2nd Lt. Keith F Holtsford
2nd Lt. Hilary L Imhoff
2nd Lt. Samuel B Meyer, Jr
Sgt. Benjamin F Spivey, Jr
Cpl. Martin Kurbanovic
Cpl. Raymond E Lauderdale, Jr
Cpl. Elwood H Wartzenluft
PFC Lee C Short

Remains Surveyed at Clovis AAF, New Mexico 4 July, 1944. Confirmed beyond repair, and authorised for reclamation as spares and scrap

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaloc.asp?Loc=ar&offset=7700
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0200/234%20BASE%20UNIT.pdf
4. http://www.462ndbombgroup.org/Portals/0/Documents/462nd-Plane-list-master.pdf
5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113556534


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2017 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2019 08:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
12-Mar-2020 17:43 DB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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