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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98663
Last updated: 22 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-10-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:3200th BTS, 3200th PTG, APGC USAF (3200th BTS, 3200th PTG, APGC United States Air Force)
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
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, FL
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, FL
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.


Revision history:

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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