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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 81823
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 59497
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Honshu -   Japan
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Tinian
Destination airport:Tokyo Bay, Japan
On special mission to find and photograph the Japanese fleet in Tokyo Bay. 13 crew KIA.Two survivors, Seaman Gunner R.C. Gray and Seaman Gunner C.W. Reddon Both captured and taken prisoner. Plane shot down near Honshu Japan. According to Reddon's statement they were 50ft above the water in Tokyo Bay to avoid radar when the plane was shot to hell from aircraft, land based guns and ships.


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2012 22:12 Updated [Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]
01-Mar-2013 01:39 Updated [Total fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
03-Mar-2013 00:16 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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