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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 101054
Last updated: 11 August 2020
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Date:21-JAN-1944
Time:afternoon
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: 42-100245
C/n / msn: 3394
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Khormaksar, Aden -   Yemen
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Khormaksar, Aden
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed 21/1/44 on take off from RAF Khormaksar, Aden. Five of the crew of ten were killed. Per eyewitness report:

"My father's diary - he was an RAFVR surgeon in Aden: 'Very busy today (21 Jan 1944) worked all the afternoon on the crew of a Liberator which crashed near Khormaksar. 5 dead and 5 injured. Fraser (M.O.) on frigate 'Helford' came up and had lunch and assisted pm.'

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=B-24&offset=1100
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-consolidated-b-24j-85-co-liberator-aden-5-killed
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_5.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2011 11:40 Milo Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source]
04-May-2018 15:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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