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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234398
Last updated: 2 April 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1955
Time:20:30 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF), 44th Bombardment Wing
Registration: 51-7006
C/n / msn: 7849
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:30 miles South of Cameron, Louisiane, -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lake Charles Air Force Base, (now Chennault International Airport (KCWF)), La
Destination airport:Lake Charles Air Force Base, (now Chennault International Airport (KCWF)), La
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a routine refuelling training flight at 15000 ft. when B-47 52-029 flying above, lost height and crashed onto it, before spinning off and crashing into the Gulf of Mexico 30 miles South of Cameron LA. killing the three aircrew.
Following the collision, 1st. Lt. Matthew Gemery, Observer-Bombardier bailed out of 51-7006. The substantially damaged bomber recovered to Lake Charles AFB landing safely with the two surviving aircrew, Major Sterling P Carroll, Pilot, and Capt. Morris E Shiver, Co-pilot. The body of 1st. Lt. Gemery was never recovered.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
the Sandusky Register OH - 6th January 1955
The Waco News-Tribune, TX - 7th January 1955
Bedford Daily-Times Mail IN - 6th January 1955
The Dothaneagle, Al - 6th January 1955
Lake Charles American-Press 6th January 1955


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