ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28727
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Narrative:On March 18 1953, a Boeing SB-29-70-BW Superfortress, 44-69982, a search and rescue plane of the 52nd Air Rescue Squadron, 6th Air Rescue Group, USAF, based at Harmon Air Force Base, Newfoundland, was sent out to assist in search efforts after Convair B-36H 51-13721 want missing.
Boeing SB-29-70-BW Superfortress
|Owner/operator:||52nd Air Rescue Sqn 6th ARG USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Off Bay St. George -
|Departure airport:||Harmon AFB, Newfoundland|
|Destination airport:||Harmon AFB, Newfoundlqnd|
The B-36H disappeared shortly before landing, crashing into St. Georges Bay, a few miles from the runway, killing 11. Wreckage never found.
The B-29 also crashed, killing all ten crew members: it was last reported in the area of Random Island, Newfoundland. Per a transcription from a contemporary newspaper report:
"Random Island, Newfoundland (off shore) Bomber Crash, March 18 1953
AIR FORCE LISTS VICTIMS OF BOMBER CRASH.
Washington, Mar. 21 1953 (AP) -- The Air Force today identified 10 officers and enlisted men missing in the crash of a B-29 off Newfoundland Thursday. The B-29 was involved in the search for a missing B-36H bomber 51-13721, which eventually was located on Random Island, Newfoundland.
The victims are:
Capt. FRANCIS XAVIER QUINN, Dorchester, Mass.
Capt. WILLIAM A ROY, San Antonio, Tex.
First Lt. RODGER D. NULL, Venice, Cal.
First Lt. ROBERT W. ERRICO, Bronx, N.Y.
S/Sgt. DAVID E. KIMBROUGH, Roswell, N.M.
Cpl. DAVID E. RASH, Beaverton, Ore.
A/1C ROBERT J. MONTGOMERY, Mountain Grove, Mo.
A/3C MICHAEL KERR, JR., Chisholm, Minn.
A/3C SAMMY O. JONES, Akron, Ohio.
A/3C JAMES E. COGGINS, Allston, Mass.
The Lowell Sun Massachusetts 1953-03-21 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_
(1950%E2%80%931954) http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html http://www3.gendisasters.com/air-disasters/14158/random-island-nf-shore-bomber-crash-mar-1953
||Dr. John Smith
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