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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98424
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:17-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:59th Ferry Sqn /4th Ferry Gp USAAF
Registration: 42-24458
MSN: 4119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Memphis Municipal Airport, Memphis, Tennessee
Destination airport:
Narrative:
B-29 42-24458 Delivered to the USAAF 16 May 1944. Assigned to 59th Ferry Squadron, 4th Ferry Group. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on 17 July 1944 at Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, on ferry flight from Memphis Municipal Airport. Five crew of the six crew were killed:

31165335 James H Cobb Sgt MA 17 7 1944 B-29 # 42-24458
O-491772 Lyman W Drew Capt TX 17 7 1944 B-29 # 42-24458
O-662345 Willis F Limberg 1st Lt 17 7 1944 B-29 # 42-24458
O-670416 Walter J. Muller 1st Lt 17 7 1944 B-29 # 42-24458
12062642 John J, Vayda T/Sgt 17 7 1944 B-29 # 42-24458

The sole survivor was Sgt Joseph Nara.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaloc.asp?Loc=ks&offset=1475
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2765933_
4. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/50-74/59%20FERRY%20SQ.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2017 22:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2019 16:48 stehlík49 Updated [Operator]
02-Apr-2020 16:04 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Operator]

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