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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48304
Last updated: 29 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52G-105-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 58-0228
MSN: 464296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S of Stone Lake, Sawyer County, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Barksdale AFB, LA (15:00)
Destination airport:K.I Sawyer AFB, MI
Flew into the ground in swampland south of Stone Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin, northeast of Hauer, and west of Signor, WI.

The 19 Nov 66 crash identified as having been a KI Sawyer AFB B-52 in refuelling actually was a B-52G from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana . They were on a low level terrain avoidance night mission (before SAC stopped the night TA flights). They had just entered low level and were calibrating their terrain avoidance radar, when they got too low, clipped the tops of the forest and crashed.


Forester finds pieces of crashed B-52 bomber
by Terrell Boettcher
News Editor
Published: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:31 AM CDT
Nearly 44 years after a prominent incident in Sawyer County history, more evidence has been found related to the crash of a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber south of Stone Lake on Nov. 18, 1966.

On June 1, Ross Langham, a forester for FutureWood Corporation, was walking an 80-acre parcel owned by FutureWood when he came across pieces of the wreckage.
Remembrance Ceremony - Barksdale AFB 11/18/2016


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2009 04:28 JINX Updated
21-Jun-2010 20:55 jimmy007 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2010 09:38 jimmy007 Updated [Source]
20-Jun-2012 08:39 Bill Callegari Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 16:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2014 20:37 uwi2o2wjoll3 Updated [Time]
17-Jul-2015 15:21 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2017 11:24 chicagotom31 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
31-Jan-2019 18:22 wf Updated [Aircraft type]

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