ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98663
Last updated: 27 August 2014
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Date:05-JAN-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-10-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:3200th BTS, 3200th PTG, APGC USAF
Registration: 46-021
C/n / msn: 15741
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Choctawhatchee Bay, 2mi NNE of Okaloosa, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, FL
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, FL
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.

Sources:
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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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2013 06:52 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2013 10:24 Tetrapack Updated [Date]
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