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Last updated: 8 May 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1964
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50 Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-0377
C/n / msn: 16153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:170 mi NW of Tokyo -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Misawa AB, Japan
Destination airport:Yokota AB, Japan
Narrative:
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-125-BO, but later converted to KB-50 aerial refuelling aircraft.

Returning from a refuelling mission the aircraft went out of control and crashed in mountainous terrain. Four crew bailed out and survived:
Capt George F. Ullmann, Jr. Maj. Glen M Haynes was the pilot on this crash. My dad SSGT Jack L Callahan was crew chief, he was killed too. Would like to get in touch with the survivors. email is kathyrobertson18@yahoo.com
Capt Richard E. Snyder
2Lt Harold R. Freeman
MSgt Reuben W. Baer

7 crew members were killed in the crash:
Capt Gerald D. Granger
Capt Russell F. Lund
1Lt Elgie C. Rath, Jr.
SSgt Jack L. Callahan
SSgt Walter B. Hickman, Jr.
SSgt Carey A. Livingston

Personal comment by 'kathyrobertson67':
"The KB50's were at Tan Son Nhut outside of Saigon (probably at least 5 of them). I was with 33rd A&E on TDY from Yokota Japan. We were all (including the refueling crew) living at a hotel downtown Saigon. My dad S/SGT was killed in that crash. All of them were stationed in Yokota Japan. My dad S/SGT Jack L Callahan was killed in this airplane crash. He left behind a wife and 4 children. I am the oldest of the four children." I just learned that 1st Lt Elgie C Rath,JR. was killed in that crash but his name is not on the monument. Wonder why.

Sources:

The Spokesman-Review 14 August 1964, p2
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


Images:



Yokota Japan

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2015 20:07 TB Added
29-May-2018 15:25 Philpet43 Updated [Narrative]
10-Apr-2019 11:33 KathyRobert8 Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2019 14:43 kathyrobertson67 Updated [Narrative]
04-Dec-2019 14:44 harro Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 11:22 Tetrapack Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 13:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo]
08-May-2020 17:15 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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