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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98465
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:15-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:93rd BSqn /19th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-63406
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caribbean Sea, 5 miles North-West of Arecibo -   Puerto Rico
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Vernam Field, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Bell-Atlanta B-29-15-BA Superfortress 42-63406: Built under licence by Bell Aircraft Company, Marietta, Atlanta, Georgia. Delivered to the USAAF 20 June 1944. Assigned to 93rd Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 314th Bomb Wing.

Written off (destroyed) when ditched into the Caribbean Sea from unknown cause January 15, 1945, five miles North-West of Aercibo, Puerto Rico. (MACR 10849). All eight crew on board were killed.

Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-63406:

Ball, Robert C ~ Corporal, Michigan
Cherkezian, Jack ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Gill, Wilbert K ~ Corporal, Pennsylvania
Krakuer, Robert B ~ 2nd Lt, California
Schultheis, Walter H ~ 2nd Lt, Illinois
Silverberg, Sidney J ~ Corporal, New York
Williams, Robert L ~ S/Sgt, Alabama
York, Alfred I ~ Corporal, Maine

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3a.html
2. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaloc.asp?Loc=mi&offset=7725
3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56135426
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernam_Field#World_War_II
5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108863930


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jun-2017 21:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2020 19:16 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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