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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98449
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:874th BSqn /498th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-63433
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Philip, South Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kearny AAF, Nebraska
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bell-Atlanta B-29-15-BA Superfortress 42-63433: Built under licence by Bell Aircraft Company, Marietta, Atlanta, Georgia. Delivered to the USAAF 4 September 1944. Assigned to 874th Bomb Squadron, 498th Bomb Group, Great Bend AAF, Kansas.

Written off (destroyed) when the aircraft had a mid-air collision on 28 September 1944 with B-29 #42-65215 at approximately 17,000 to 18,000 feet altitude in the skies near Philip, South Dakota (at approximate co ordinates at 43 50' N, 101 0' W)

The two bombers were operating out of the Kearny Army Airfield in Nebraska. All personnel aboard 42-63433. eight of the 10 crew on board 42-65215 were killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbahb.asp?HB=af&offset=16700
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3a.html
3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87182457
4. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0800/874%20TACTICAL%20MISSILE%20SQ.pdf .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jun-2017 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2017 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2020 12:45 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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