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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 115038
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper L-4A Grasshopper
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-36650
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 Mi N Barksdale Field, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Flight Officer J. B. Ames, 19, was the pilot of Piper L-4A 42-36650 out of Barksdale Army Airfield, Louisiana on 9 August 1943 with one passenger on a routine flight. When six miles north of the airfield at an altitude of about 800 feet, F/O Ames lost controls and the plane dove straight into the ground killing both occupants but it did not burn. Officials suspected that the controls jammed.
Passenger was 2Lt Barbara K. Young, 37, W.A.C. of Ruff Dale, Pa.


Revision history:

12-Feb-2020 20:26 drjones46 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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