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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83730
Last updated: 22 December 2019
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Date:14-JUL-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas B-26B Invader
Owner/operator:13th BSqn / 3rd BGp USAF (13th BSqn / 3rd BGp United States Air Force)
Registration: 44-34263
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Chonju -   South Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Taejon, South Korea
Narrative:
Attached to 13th Bmb Sqn, 3rd Bmb Wing. Engine fire 14.7.50 caused by small arms fire during bombing run. This encounter is widely written about (in exaggerated form) in North Korean propaganda, their leading ace Kim Gi Ok is credited with "shooting down" the B-26B Invader in his Yak-9. In fact, 44-34263 Force landed at Taejon, and was destroyed by U.S. forces when they were forced to evacuate Taejon on 20.7.50

Sources:

1. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/
2. http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1950_07/19500716_0005.pdf
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_2.html
4. http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id859.html
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=113735&postcount=5


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2014 18:56 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Source]
02-Jan-2018 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2019 23:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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