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Last updated: 17 August 2017
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Date:04-DEC-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator:307th BW, 370th BS, USAF
Registration: 44-27314
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles east of Kadena AB, Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-35-MO Superfortress 44-27314: Built under licence by Glenn L. Martin Company, Omaha, Nebraska. Assigned to 9th Bomb Group. Re-Assigned to 462nd Bomb Squadron, 346th Bomb Group, Kadena Field, Okinawa. Named ‘Pretty Lady Shadow of a Doubt’. Re-Assigned to 370th Bomb Squadron, 307th Bomb Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa

Written off (destroyed) 4 December 1951: Less than three minutes after takeoff from Kadena AFB, bound for Korea, the heavy bomber went out of control and crashed in a field located two miles (8 km) east of the airbase. Nine crew members were killed while three others were injured.

Crew:
1st Lt Howard T. Coyler, KIA
Cpl Louis S. Dent Jr.,
S/Sgt George E. Evenskaas, KIA
Sgt H. J. Groves,
1st Lt David H. Hogan, KIA
1st Lt Ralph U. Hooper, KIA
S/Sgt Robert L. Kaufman, KIA
Cpl Charles E. Lint,
1st Lt William L. McLain Jr., KIA
1st Lt Raymond J. Rood, KIA
Maj George R. Salisbury, KIA
Sgt Sherrill L. Stokes. KIA

Cause: Engine failure shortly after takeoff.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_1.html
2. http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/topics/b29s/p_b29s_losses_personnel.htm
3. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1951/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29-35-mo-superfortress-in-kadena-afb-9-killed/
4. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1950s/1951Dec.htm
5. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0300/370%20FLIGHT%20TEST%20SQ.pdf
6. http://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/KoreaAccounting/korwald_all.pdf
7. http://346bg.com/462/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Oct-2012 14:54 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2017 14:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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