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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 100753
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24H Liberator
Owner/operator:720th Bomb Squadron, 450th Bomb Group, USAAF
Registration: 41-11591
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fairwood Common, Swansea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed during a forced landing having diverted to Fairwood Common, low on fuel the captain Lt H.Helmberger instructed the crew to bail out however the flight engineer Sgt J.C Walsh refused. In the ensuing crash landing he was killed as he hadn't properly secured his harness.

Swansea at War

Revision history:

07-Feb-2017 20:51 ORD Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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