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Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-86E-10 Sabre
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2756
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Korea bay -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RKSW
Destination airport:
F-86E-10 51-2756 flown by 2th Lt Gerald.W.Knott (51th FIW, 16th FIS)Shot down by AAA Soviet coastal battery(Field Post Number 83554).Lt Knott was flying a rescue cap mission over a downed pilot. The downed pilot was spotted in a boat that was paddled by Koreans or Chinese. The flight leader and Lieutenant Knott went down to take a look. As they went down, Lt Knott seemed to drift toward and under his leader. He went straight in and crashed. The Soviet report states that a search group of FPN 83554 located wreckage with a tail number of 12756 and that the pilot of this aircraft successfully ejected and was captured by the Chinese Volunteers.Gerald W. Knott declared as MIA.

L.Krylov, Y.Tepsurkaev, I Seidov, A.German, Gordon and Rigmant,B.Cull, D.Newton, W.Thompson,X.Zhang, Korwald, Soviet archives,V.Zabelin,M.Mikhin.

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Revision history:

26-Apr-2011 01:51 Daniel Nole Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2011 11:08 Daniel Nole Updated [Source, Narrative]

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