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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:08-JUL-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:40th BG, 44th BS, USAAF
Registration: 42-6289
C/n / msn: 3426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chakulia Airfield, Purbi Singhbhum district, State of Jharkhand -   India
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chakulia Airfield, Purbi Singhbhum district, State of Jharkhand
Destination airport:
Narrative:
B-29-5-BW 42-6289: Delivered to USAAF 6 January 1944. Assigned to 44th Bomb Squadron, 40th Bomb Group, USAAF, 19 April 1944. Named ‘Nippon Nipper’. Destroyed in electrical ground fire during start up at Chakulia Airfield, Purbi Singhbhum district, State of Jharkhand, India July 8, 1944. Aircraft damaged beyond repair (burnt out). No fatalities and no casualties reported. (Replaced by B-29 42-24503 as "Nippon Nipper II")

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jul1944O.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. https://www.40thbombgroup.org/40thbombgroupaircraft.html
4. https://user.xmission.com/~tmathews/b29/56years/56years-4407.html
5. https://www.40thbombgroup.org/images/Changnon/hcaa.jpg
6. http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/30-49/44%20BOMB%20SQ.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2017 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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