Accident Boeing B-52G-100-BW Stratofortress 58-0196,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48297
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Date:Sunday 15 October 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52G-100-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:4241st Strategic Wg SAC USAF
Registration: 58-0196
MSN: 464264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, off coast of Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Destination airport:Seymour Johnson AFB,NC
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress s/n 58‑0196 callsign "Pogo 22" of 4241st Strategic Wing, SAC, USAF, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C

Missing (presumed lost/crashed and destroyed) off Newfoundland coast into Atlantic Ocean on night of October 14/15 1961. Cause of loss not determined. Part of a mock attack force during "Sky Shield II" exercise

All eight crew missing, presumed lost:
Captain Roland C. Starke Jr. (Aircraft Captain)
1st Lieutenant Kenneth L. Payne (Pilot)
Captain Paul D. Fellows Jr. (Radar Navigator)
Lieutenant Richard C. Wiksell (Navigator)
Lieutenant Dean A. Upp (EWO)
Staff Sergeant Helmut Christ (Gunner)
Airman 1st Class Francis B. Jones (Maintenance Specialist)
Lieutenant Gary W. Sprague (Navigator)


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2013 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2013 13:13 Densprague Updated [Narrative]
15-May-2014 18:57 Don Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport]
13-Nov-2014 19:09 mcw1810 Updated [Narrative]
08-Oct-2017 07:22 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 16:33 wf Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
24-Feb-2020 17:19 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Operator]

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