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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 101048
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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Date:08-JAN-1944
Time:20:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-73365
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:43 31'n, 112 37'w, Acro Desert, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pocatello Army Air Base
Destination airport:Pocatello Army Air Base
Narrative:
Crashed after loss of control during a training mission.
The entire 7-man crew compliment died in the crash: 2nd Lt. Richard A. Hedges, 25, 2nd Lt. Lonnie L. Keepers, 23, 2nd Lt. Robert W. Madsen, 28, 2nd Lt. Richard R. Pitzner, 23, Sgt. Louis H. Rinke, 19, Sgt. Charles W. Eddy, 22, and Sgt. George H. Pearce Jr., 25.
R.I.P.

The crash site was rediscovered in the year 2014.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/ww-iiera-plane-crash-site-rediscovered-idaho


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2014 07:21 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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