ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48397
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Narrative:Crashed on landing after being hit by SA-2 SAM over Kinh, North Vietnam during Linebacker II. Attempted go-around with 4 engines out on same side. The aircrew made a decision that they should not bailout, since the gunner was wounded & they felt he might not be able to physically execute the bailout, they decided as a crew to try & bring the plane in.
|Date:||Tuesday 26 December 1972|
Boeing B-52D-70-BO Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||22 BW/307 SW USAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||U-Tapao AB -
|Departure airport:||U-Tapao AB (VTBU)|
|Destination airport:||U-Tapao AB (VTBU)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Pilot/Commander:Capt James Mack Turner USAF killed.
Co-pilot:1st/Lt Robert Joseph Hymel USAF pulled from wreck severly injured. Survived only to be killed in 9/11 attack on Pentagon.
Nav:Maj Lawrence Jay Marshall USAF killed.
Rad/Nav:Lt/Col Donald Arrington Joyner USAF killed.
EWO:Capt Roy Tom Tabler USAF killed.
AG:T/Sgt Spencer L Grippin USAF pulled injured from wreck.
- JF Baugher
||Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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