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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 111791
Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Date:04-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:North American B-25D Mitchell
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 41-29658
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Columbia AAB, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Tragedy struck its first blow at the squadron on August 4th when 2nd Lieutenants
Neal Curtis and Charles Pattillo (actually Robert R. Pattillo) crashed to their deaths at the
field. They had been but recently checked out. This was the first and only fatal landing (or possibly takeoff) accident the squadron has had.

A/C No. 41-29658 (crash landed on Columbia Army Air Field, SC)
P Curtis, Deal Dow, 2Lt, pilot, 428th BS - DNB
CP Pattillo, Robert R., 2Lt, pilot, 428th BS - DNB
PAX Graves, Ray E., Pvt - DNB
PAX Shuman, Floyd H., Pvt - DNB
PAX Tooke, Alphie V., Pvt - DNB
PAX Streit, Benedict N., Pvt survived, died 6 Aug 42
PAX Downing, Philip Y., Pvt survived, status unknown

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://57thbombwing.com/310thHistory/310_BG_1942-10.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2015 16:45 vanris Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2020 14:27 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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