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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48384
Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Date:23-DEC-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52F-105-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:454 BW USAF (454 Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 57-0043
C/n / msn: 17437
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Aberdeen, Monroe County, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Columbus AFB, MS
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft went into clouds shortly after take-off & came out of clouds inverted diving into ground. Cause of accident may have been failure of artificial horizon.

Crew:
Pilot/Commander:Maj Carl M Funk USAF killed.
Co-pilot:Capt Elbert J Andoe USAF killed.
Co-pilot:2nd/Lt Leonard J LeRose USAF killed.
Nav:1st/Lt Anthony J Lenzi USAF killed.
Nav:1st/Lt Harry L Grebe USAF killed.
Nav/Inst:Capt Harry E Bell USAF killed.
Rad/Nav:Capt Fred R Curtis USAF killed.
EWO:1st/Lt Liam Rafferty USAF killed.
AG:M/Sgt Lacy Potter USAF killed.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=77329571
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1957.html
www.mil-veh.org/archives/05-09/0968.html
www.baaa-acro.com/archives/1963-JUL-DEC.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen,_Mississippi


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
03-Nov-2009 08:44 JINX Updated
13-Oct-2010 11:06 scottf3 Updated
10-Jan-2012 11:22 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 01:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Jan-2012 10:54 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location]
15-Feb-2013 11:56 jmnpet Updated [Location, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 15:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
01-Jun-2020 19:48 Anthony Lenzi Friedr Updated [Narrative]

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