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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199700
Last updated: 9 September 2020
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Date:21-JAN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:Uinted States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-72982
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tarawa lagoon -   Kiribati
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tarawa airfield, Tarawa
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff into a lagoon. Seven crew members died in the crash, three survived.
Human remains of one of the deceased crew members, 2nd Lt. Donald Underwood, were identified in the year 2017.

Sources:

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/42-72982.html
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WWII_AIRMAN_REMAINS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-14-15-10-54


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Sep-2017 13:37 gerard57 Added
15-Sep-2017 14:33 gerard57 Updated [Source]

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