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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158351
Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:29-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:North American B-25G Mitchell
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-64977
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nauru -   Nauru
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Makin Airfield (Butaritari)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The bomber was hit in the bomb bay by a Japanese 127mm anti-aircraft shell and exploded.
The entire crew was killed in the crash.

lot 1st Lt. Karl R. James, O-742328 (KIA / BR) IL
Co-Pilot Alexander Cheropovich (KIA)
Navigator John Keeling (KIA, BR)
Radio Frank Kapla, 35010421 (KIA / BR) OH
Engineer Harry Stockton (KIA, BR)
Gunner Benedict Jasper (KIA)

Sources:

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/42-64977.html


Revision history:

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16-Aug-2013 15:01 gerard57 Added

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