Accident Boeing B-52G-100-BW Stratofortress 58-0201,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48292
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Date:Monday 18 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52G-100-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:97th BW /72nd SW(P) USAF
Registration: 58-0201
MSN: 464269
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Yen Vien, Vinh Phu Province (North Vietnam) -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Guam/Andersen AFB
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Shot down by SA-2 SAM during Linebacker II

Crew:340th BS.
Pilot/Commander:Lt Col Donald Louis Rissi USAF killed.
Co-pilot:1st/Lt Robert James Thomas USAF killed.
EWO:Captain Richard Thomas Simpson USAF PoW.
Nav:Captain Robert Glenn Certain USAF PoW.
Rad/Nav:Major Richard Edgar Johnson USAF PoW.
AG:M/Sgt Walter Lee Ferguson USAF killed.


- JF Baugher

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
10-Nov-2009 01:08 JINX Updated
10-Jan-2012 10:43 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2014 15:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 15:05 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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