ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48328
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Narrative:While deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, during Operation "Linebacker II" on December 21–22, 1972, the 306 BW sustained a combat loss when B-52D, AF Serial No. 56-0669, call sign "Straw 2", was hit by a SAM-2 surface-to-air missiles after attacking the Gia Lam railway repair shops east of Hanoi.
|Date:||Thursday 21 December 1972|
Boeing B-52D-35-BW Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||306th BWg /43rd SWg USAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Unknown, Laos -
|Departure airport:||Andersen AFB, Guam (PGUA)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Despite heavy damage, Straw 2 attempted to divert to Thailand. The aircraft crossed into Laos and became uncontrollable, and all crew members except the radar navigator ejected/bailed out, and were rescued
Crew: 43rd SW. All six were ejected, but only 5 rescued.
Rad/Nav: Maj Frank Gould USAF killed.
Capt Vincent Russo survived
Capt James Farmer survived
Lt Deverl Johnson survived: He was killed in the crash of a West Wings Beechcraft C-99, Flight 628, commuter aircraft mid-air collision with light aircraft over San Luis Obispo, California on Friday 24th August 1984. He had retired from the Air Force and was the Co-Pilot
Plus two other, un-named crew members. The five survivors were all rescued by rescued by USAF SAR 721221
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/18199/ http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1956.html http://www.nampows.org/B-52.html www.shreveporttimes.com/assets/pdf/D918772249.PDF http://www.angelfire.com/home/laoslist/crl70.html
||Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Operator]|
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