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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173320
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas B-26 Invader
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 44-31272
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 mi E of Itami AFB -   Japan
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Collided with another B-26 and crashed into manufacturing plant near Kobe in Nishinomiya village near Osaka. *The areal-gunner (26) killed. **Two US airmen and three japanese labourers killed, 26 in the factory injured.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
*Madera Tribune 12 January 1949, p8
**The Indian Express 12 January 1949, p6


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2015 14:49 TB Added
23-Nov-2017 15:24 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2018 09:14 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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