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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155332
Last updated: 27 May 2019
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Date:23-JUN-1944
Time:12:20K
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 42-110139
C/n / msn: 3935
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:5 minutes South of Yap Island -   Micronesia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Los Negros, Admirality Islands
Destination airport:
Narrative:
13th AAF, 5th Bombardment Group, 23rd Bomber Squadron. According to reports from fellow formation members, 42-110139 had sustained damage to the #4 engine, most likely flack, after the group's target was hit. The plane was having difficulty maintaining formation and was quickly targeted by estimated 3 to 5 enemy fighters. The pilot attempted an emergency water landing, but according to witnesses, at approx. 200ft altitude, suddenly rolled on the right wing and crashed into the water. Enemy fighters were seen strafing the area for another five minutes as the remaining formation proceeded to base. The aircraft nor the crew were recovered and were listed as MIA/KIA.

Sources:

-MACR#6382


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Apr-2013 12:28 Uli Elch Added
19-Apr-2013 13:19 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
29-May-2014 05:44 dsrocks690 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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