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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223797
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing WB-50D Superfortress
Owner/operator:58th WRSqn USAF (58th WRSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-093
C/n / msn: 15902
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fairbanks, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Eielson AFB, AK
Destination airport:Eielson AFB, AK
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-95-BO, but later converted to a WB-50D.
Crashed and burnt on take-off in snow and darkness on a 3,700 miles observation flight.
All 12 crew members were killed in the crash:
Capt Robert E. Eichelberger
Capt Harold W. Bales
Capt William P. Spil
1Lt Robert E. McGough
1Lt Ralph L. Sampson
2Lt Bobby H. Spencer
MSgt Woodrow B. Russell
A1C John W. Cramer
A1C Donald D. Dodds
A2C Robert C. Glenn
A2C Thomas F. Patterson
A3C Roger D. Sigman


1. Desert Sun 17 January 1957, p1

Revision history:

08-Apr-2019 15:02 TB Added
29-May-2019 08:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
29-May-2019 08:31 TB Updated [Phase]
06-Apr-2020 15:41 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:32 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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