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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98431
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Date:10-AUG-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29-1-A Superfortress
Owner/operator:468th BGp /792nd BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-6243
MSN: 3377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taoyan, Changde, Hunan province -   China
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chengtu, China
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bell-Atlanta B-29-1-BA Superfortress 42-6243: First Atlanta built B-29A. Delivered to the USAAF 31 January 1944. Assigned to 468th Bomb Group, Smoky Hill AAF, Kansas. Damage in an accident 9 March 1944 due to mechanical failure while taxying at Tinker AAF, Oklahoma. Departed Smoky Hill AAF, Kansas for CBI (China-Burma-India Theater of Operations) 10 April 1944. Assigned to 792nd Bomb Squadron, 468th Bomb Group, Kharagpur, India 11 May 1944, and named "Roger The Lodger"

During the night of 10-11 August, 24 B-29's dispatched from the 58th BW based at Chengtu mount individual attacks against the Nagasaki urban area; three B-29s attack targets of opportunity. (B-29's claim one Japanese fighter shot down - this is the first confirmed shoot-down by B-29's during the war).
India Combat Missions 3
Hump Missions 6

On August 10, 1944 Mission to bomb the Naval Base at Nagasaki, Japan. Due to mechanical failure (some sources state a/c ran out of fuel), Major Brown and crew were forced to bail out near Taoyan, Changde, Hunan province, China.

Crew of 42-6243

Maj. H.R. Brown Airplane Commander
1st Lt. J. Goeringer Co-Pilot
1st Lt. A.C. Beach Navigator
2nd Lt. W.E. Stern, Jr. Bomb Aimer
F/O J.C. Martin Flight Engineer
S/Sgt. J.S. Barto Radio Operator
Sgt. R.B. Mogle Radar Operator
S/Sgt. J.I. Chobot Central Fire Control
S/Sgt. M.F. Plant Lower Gunner
S/Sgt. B. Patterson Rear Gunner
S/Sgt. D. Nebeker, Jr. - Tiger Gunner

All crew members were rescued in five days and returned to base at Chengtu, China

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Aug1944O.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. http://user.xmission.com/~tmathews/b29/56years/56years-4408.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoyuan_County


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Apr-2013 19:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 16:44 Gloug Updated [Operator]
07-Jun-2017 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 17:53 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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