Accident Boeing B-52D-35-BW Stratofortress 56-0674,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48327
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Date:Tuesday 26 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52D-35-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:449 BW/307 SW USAF
Registration: 56-0674
MSN: 464045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Giap Nhi Rail Yard, Hanoi, 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 over North Vietnam during Linebacker II. May also be the first B-52 claimed as MiG-21 air-to-air victory, & may correspond to claim by Pham Tuan of 921st Sao Dao Fighter Regiment "Red Star" based at Noi Bai by use of two K-13 (AA-2 Atoll) AAMs fired by MiG-21.

Pilot/Commander:Capt Robert John Morris Jr USAF killed.
Co-pilot:1st/Lt Robert Markham Hudson USAF PoW.
Nav:1st Lt. Duane Paul Vavroch USAF PoW.
Rad/Nav:Col Michael Harold La Beau USAF PoW.
EWO:Capt Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III USAF killed.
AG:SMSgt James Raymond Cook USAF PoW.


- JF Baugher

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2009 00:05 Bob Hudson Updated
02-Nov-2009 15:59 JINX Updated
02-Nov-2009 16:00 JINX Updated
10-Jan-2012 09:58 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2012 03:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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