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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153807
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RB-50F Superfortress
Owner/operator:338th SRS, 55th SRW USAF (338th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 47-158
C/n / msn: 15842
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands -   Marshall Islands
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Eniwetok Airfield, Marshall Islands
Destination airport:Eniwetok Airfield, Marshall Islands
This aircraft was orginally built as B-50B-60-BO, but later converted to a RB-50F with navigational radar.

The RB-50F (pilot Thomas P. Hammond) was destroyed by fire while taxiing to its parking position on Eniwetok Airfield. All crew members escaped the burning aircraft, but all film material of aerial-mosaic photography taken of the nuclear weapons test site in preparation of Operation Ivy were lost.


Revision history:

06-Mar-2013 09:42 Tetrapack Added

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