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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98430
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:07-AUG-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: 42-6452
MSN: 3586
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Agartala, Tripura -   India
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kharagpur Airfield, West Bengal, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
B-29 42-6452: Delivered to the USAAF 13 April 1944. Assigned to the 444th BG, 679th BS. Written off (destroyed) when crashed near Agartala, Tripura, India, August 7, 1944. Aircraft caught fire, crew bailed out: of the thirteen crew, two were killed, and eleven were saved.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Aug1944O.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. https://user.xmission.com/~tmathews/b29/56years/56years-4408.html
4. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0600/679%20BOMB%20SQ.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2017 21:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 17:52 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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