Accident Boeing B-52D-15-BW Stratofortress 55-0061,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48312
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Date:Thursday 21 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52D-15-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:22 BW/307 SW USAF
Registration: 55-0061
MSN: 464013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bach Mai (North Vietnam) -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:U-Tapao (VTBU)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Shot down by SA-2 SAM during Linebacker II.

Pilot/Commander:Capt Peter James Giroux USAF ejected by Capt Bennett PoW, was released on 12 Feb 1973 due to severe injuries.
Co-pilot:Capt Thomas Waring Bennett USAF missing.
Nav:1st/Lt Joseph Bernard Copack Jr USAF killed.
EWO/Bomb:Capt Peter Paul Camerota USAF evaded capture until 3 Jan 1973
Lt/Col Gerald William Alley USAF killed.
AG:M/Sgt Louis Edward LeBlanc Jr USAF PoW.


- JF Baugher

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
27-Oct-2009 23:32 JINX Updated
10-Jan-2012 10:19 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2012 03:24 Nepa Updated [Operator]
31-Jan-2019 20:55 wf Updated [Total occupants, Location, Narrative]

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