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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98390
Last updated: 23 March 2020
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Date:13-APR-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:768th BSqn /462nd BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-6350
C/n / msn: 3484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USAAF Station 10, Menara Airport, Marrakech -   Morocco
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dakar, Senegal
Destination airport:AAF Sta.10, Menara Airport, Marrakech, Morocco
Narrative:
B-2910-BW 42-6350: Delivered to the USAAF 11 February 1944. Assigned to 768th Bomb Squadron, 462nd Bomb Group, Walker AAF, Kansas, Named ‘Linda Lou’. Departed Walker AAF, Kansas for CBI (China-Burma-India Theater of Operations) on 10 April 1944 as part of "Operation Matterhorn" (the ferrying of B-29s from the USA to India, via the Atlantic route).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed during emergency landing during ferry flight at Menara Airport (USAAF Station 10) Marrakech, Morocco due to fire in air on April 14, 1944.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrakesh_Menara_Airport#History .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2014 13:29 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2017 22:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2017 22:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 08:41 DG333 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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