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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:24-AUG-1944
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:771st BSqn /462nd BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-6223
MSN: 3357
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Piardoba, 6.6 miles, S of Bishnupur, Bankura District, West Bengal -   India
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chengdu, China
Destination airport:Piadoba, Bishnupur, West Bengal, India
Narrative:
B-29-1-BW 42-6223: Delivered to USAAF 16 December 1943. Assigned to 462nd Bomb Group, Walker AAF, Kansas. Departed Walker AAF, Kansas for CBI (China-Burma-India Theater of Operations) 10 April 1944 and arrived Piardoba, India 9 May 1944. Assigned to 771st Bomb Squadron, 462nd Bomb Group, at Piardoba, India. Named ‘Lady Boomerang’

The plane took part in a daylight mission to the Imperial Iron and Steel Works at Yawata, Japan on August 20, 1944. After a successful mission, the crew landed at Chengtu, China and then returned to their base at Piardoba, India. The aircraft was out of fuel and crashed on landing Aug 20, 1944 at Piarboda, 6.6 miles, S of Bishnupur, Bankura District, West Bengal, India. Two crew members killed, one of them was Master Sgt Marlin C. Orris (see link #4). Salvaged at CBI 6 November 1944

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Aug1944O.htm
2. http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=B-29
3. http://www.462ndbombgroup.org/Portals/0/Documents/462nd-Plane-list-master.pdf
4. https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=25183457
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html .
6. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49913327


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2013 23:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 08:10 Uzi Updated [Operator]
07-Jun-2017 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2017 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 17:46 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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