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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 101426
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Date:02-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J-190-CO Liberator
Owner/operator:738th BSqn / 454th BGp USAAF
Registration: 44-41009
C/n / msn: 4945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In the sea off Trieste -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Giovanni AAF
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ditched due fire in the bomb bay. the crews were protected by a B-24 and escort fighters circling over head, later a Catalina picked up the 4 survivors of mishap.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.454thbombgroup.it/738th.htm
http://www.1st-7therspby.org/1stershistory.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2017 17:35 j155 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2020 09:15 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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