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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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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: 42-6263
MSN: 3397
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bay of Bengal, 30 miles off Kurmitola, -   India
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Chengtu, China
Destination airport:
Boeing B-29-5-BW 42-6263: Delivered to the USAAF 7 December 1943. Assigned to 462nd Bomb Group, Walker AAF, Kansas. Departed Gravelly Point, Virginia for CBI (China-Burma-India Theater of Operations) on 15 April 1944. Assigned to the 462nd BG, 769th BS, USAAF.

During the night of 7-8 July, fourteen B-29's dispatched from the 58th BW, operating out of Chengtu, China bomb Omura, Sasebo, and Tobata (most of the planes hit Sasebo); 3 others attack secondary and last resort targets at Laoyao and in the Hankow area of China

On the return trip, 42-6263 was written off (destroyed) when it ditched into the Bay of Bengal, 30 miles off Kurmitola, India due to engine fire Jul 8, 1944.(MACR 11300). three crew killed, 8 survived and were rescued.



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Revision history:

05-Jun-2017 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2017 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 11:08 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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