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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48312
Last updated: 23 February 2021
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Date:21-DEC-1972
Time:
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 (22 Bomb Wing/307 SW United States Air Force)
Registration: 55-0061
C/n / msn: 464013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bach Mai (North Vietnam) -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:U-Tapao (VTBU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by SA-2 SAM during Linebacker II.

Crew:
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
PoW.
Lt/Col Gerald William Alley USAF killed.
AG:M/Sgt Louis Edward LeBlanc Jr USAF PoW.

Sources:

- JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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