ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98663
Last updated: 30 March 2017
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Narrative:The B-50A ditched in the Choctawhatchee Bay due to an engine failure. Instructor pilot 1st Lt. Park R. Bidwell, Jr., pilot 1st Lt. Vere Short, co-pilot 1st Lt. James S. Wigg, bombardier Maj. William C. McLaughlin and crewmen S/Sgt. Clifford J. Gallipo, M/Sgt. Alton Howard, M/Sgt. William J. Almand, T/Sgt. Samuel G. Broke and Cpl. William F. Fitzpatrick survived the incident. The bodies of flight engineer M/Sgt. Claude Dorman and aerial photographer S/Sgt. William Thomas Bell were recovered by divers.
Boeing B-50A-10-BO Superfortress
|Owner/operator:||3200th BTS, 3200th PTG, APGC USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 15741|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Choctawhatchee Bay, 2mi NNE of Okaloosa, FL -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Eglin AFB, FL|
|Destination airport:||Eglin AFB, FL|
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp http://www3.gendisasters.com/florida/18192/b-50-crash-in-choctawhatchee-bay-fl-jan-1950
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