ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48405
Last updated: 18 December 2014
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Narrative:B-52D Call‑sign "Rose 01" s/n 56-0608 of 99th BW, attached to 307th SW, Westover AFB, MA but on assignment to U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand. Shot down by SA-2 SAM during Operation "Linebacker II" on night of 18/19 December 1972, and crashed at Huu Tiep Lake, Ba Dinh district Hanoi, North Vietnam.
Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||99 BW/307 SW USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17291|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Huu Tiep Lake, Ba Dinh district Hanoi, North Vietnam -
|Departure airport:||U-Tapao RTAFB,Thailand (VTBU)|
Of the six crew, 2 were kiled, 4 taken PoW:
Pilot/Commander:Capt Hal K Wilson USAF PoW.
Co-pilot:Capt Charles Arthur Brown USAF PoW.
Nav:Capt Richard Waller Cooper USAF killed.
Rad/Nav:Maj Fernando Alexander USAF PoW.
EWO:Captain Henry Charles Barrows USAF PoW.
AG:TSgt Charlie Sherman Poole USAF killed.
The fourcrew taken PoW were released in March of 1973. The wreckage of 56-0908 was left exactly where it crashed, and is still there in 2013, as a War Memorial, also known as "B-52 Lake". To reach B-52 Lake, head out of the City on Phan Dinh Phung until you see a bright red sign on the left that reads "May Bay B-52". Turn down the narrow side street marked by the sign until you reach the lake.
http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/Asia/Vietnam/Hanoi/B-52_Lake.htm http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/18199/ http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/b52_stratofortress.htm http://www.nampows.org/B-52.html http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b192.htm
||Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
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