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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98598
Last updated: 24 November 2017
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Date:15-FEB-1945
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator:441st AAFBU, USAAF
Registration: 42-93861
C/n / msn: 7268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cantil, 28 miles North East of Mojave, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Van Nuys Field AAF, Van Nuys, California
Destination airport:Pyote AAF, Pyote, Texas
Narrative:
Boeing B-29A-5-BN Superfortress 42-93861: Delivered to the USAAF 26 August 1944. Assigned to 4150th Electronics Experimental Squadron (ATSC), Boca Raton AAF, Florida. Re-assigned to 4141st Army Air Force Base Unit, Pyote AAF, Texas.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crash landed 15 February 1945 due to mechanical failure near Cantil, Fremont Valley, 28 Miles North East of Mojave, California (at approximate Coordinates: 3518′32″N 11758′06″W). The full number of casualties is not known: however, one fatality known by name was 1st Lt Laurence Audrey Cormack, who died of injuries sustained two months later, on April 19, 1945 (see link #3)

Not repaired: stored until reclaimed as scarp and components at Pyote AFB, Texas, 11 September 1950.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_5.html
2. http://www.usafunithistory.com/PDF/0400/441%20BASE%20UNIT.pdf
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Feb1945S.htm
4. http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/b-29/b-29-with-20-mm-cannon-in-tail-turret/
5. https://www.distance-cities.com/distance-mojave-ca-to-cantil-ca


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jul-2017 21:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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