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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190694
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24D-145-CO
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-41205
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arno Atoll -   Marshall Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tarawa Airfield (Hawkins Airfield)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane, part of the of the 98th Bomb Squadron, 11th Bomb Group, crashed on 2 January 1944, as a result of damage incurred during an attack on the Japanese airbase of Taroa on Maloelap Atoll.
Two crew members died in the crash. Eight crew members survived, but were eventually executed by Japanese armed forces.

Sources:

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/42-41205.html
http://marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/html/B24/B24_Arno.html


Revision history:

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16-Oct-2016 15:26 gerard57 Added

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