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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 100420
Last updated: 7 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24E Liberator
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-7053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chicago Mun Arpt, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tarrant Army Airfield, Texas
Destination airport:Chicago Municipal Airport
Upon landing, the plane hit a gasometer and crashed. All twelve occupants died in the crash.

Young, David M., "Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History", Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb, Illinois, LCCN 2002-33803, ISBN 0-87580-311-3, Appendix B, page 221.
Chicago, Illinois, "Gas Tank Quiz Promised In Air Disaster Bomber Crash Kills 12 on Board", Chicago Daily Tribune, 21 May 1943, page 1.

Revision history:

03-Apr-2017 14:04 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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