ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28727
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:18-MAR-1953
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing SB-29-70-BW Superfortress
Owner/operator:52nd Air Rescue Squadron, 6th ARG, USAF
Registration: 44-69982
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Bay St. George -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Harmon AFB, Newfoundland
Destination airport:Harmon AFB, Newfoundlqnd
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.

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.

Sources:
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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Apr-2013 00:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2014 18:46 Excalibur Updated [Location, Phase, Destination airport]
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