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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:08-OCT-1952
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator:1st BS, 9th BG, 15th AF, USAF (1st BS, 9th BG, 15th AF, United States Air Force)
Registration: 44-62320
C/n / msn: 11797
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles North of Wilsonville, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Travis AFB, California
Destination airport:Travis AFB, California
Narrative:
Boeing B-29A-75-BN Superfortress 44-62320 Assigned to 1st Bomb Squadron, 9th Bomb Group, 15th AF.

On 8 October 1952, this aircraft, from Travis AFB, was flying a simulated bombing mission against Portland, Oregon. An F-94A from 318th FIS, McChord AFB, 49-2574, collided with the B-29A during a simulated gunnery pass. The collision was near 45 19' 40" N, 122 44' 21" W, approximately 1.5 miles North of Wilsonville, Oregon. The F-94 was able to land at Aurora airport.

The B-29 suffered serious structural failure and crashed in the vicinity of N 45 19' 6" W 122 46' 14". I was an eye witness, although quite young. My family continued to find small pieces of the aircraft for years on our farm which was under the path between the collision point and the final crash site. The time must have been around 4 pm local time.

The pilot of F-94A 49-2574 survived, but all eleven crew members of B-29A 44-62320 were killed:

Sgt Billy Edward Butler,
Cpt William E. Cullen,
A1c Glen P. Daily,
Cpt Parker A. Goodall,
Maj Robert W. Head,
Lt Orval L. Huffman,
Maj Robert Cleveland Jobe,
S/Sgt Clarence Krohn,
A2c Charles E. Wovries

Plus two others (named not yet ascertained)

Sources:

1. El Litoral 9 October 1952, p 1
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.h]tml
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1952/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29a-75-bn-stratofortress-in-wilsonville-11-killed/]
4. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasqdn.asp?offset=22400
5. http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/topics/b29s/p_b29s_losses_damage.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1950%E2%80%9354)#1952


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2015 20:18 TB Added
04-Mar-2015 08:19 xrc Updated [Phase, Narrative]
12-Jun-2017 17:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2017 17:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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