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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 119374
Last updated: 29 June 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1942
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VALI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vultee BT-13A Valiant
Owner/operator:72th Mat Sqn USAAF
Registration: 41-1632
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:eight miles south of Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 January 1942 the Vultee BT-13A 41-1632 of 72nd Mat Sqn smashed at 1500 hrs into the ground inverted while attempting to perform low altitude aerobatics eight miles south of Gunter Field, Montgomery, Alabama. Both men aboard, 2nd Lt George C Rodge (pilot and instructor), of Fords, New Jersey, 22 years old), and Pfc James V Dougherty (passenger, of Norfolk, Virginia), were killed.

Sources:

"Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945. Volume 1, January 1941-June 1943", by Anthony J. Mireles. ISBN 0-7864-2788-4
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jan1942.htm
Miami Daily News, January 4, 1942 (available at http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/30277143/)/
https://www.myheritage.fr/names/george_rodge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunter_Annex
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.529444&lon=-86.328333&z=15&m=w


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2017 15:42 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2019 18:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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