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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 97285
Last updated: 13 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:96th BSqn /2nd BGp USAAF
Registration: 36-153
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Langley Field, Virginia
Destination airport:
On 5 March 1942 the Y1B-17 36-153 of 96th BS, 2nd BG took off at 0730 hrs from Langley Field, Hampton, Virginia, far a combat patrol iver the Atlantic Ocean along the American East Coast. Its last reported position was off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a 1100 EWT. It then disappeared with its 8 crew. An extensive search of the sea and inland areas was conducted without success. The crew were declared missing and presumed lost at sea.

Crew (all lost):
Lt Col Edward Flanick (pilot)
2nd Lt James H Miller (co-pilot)
2nd Lt Robert Lenwood Garrison (navigator)
Sgt Ellsworth William Aitken (engineer)
Pfc Robert R McIntyre (assistant engineer)
Sgt Steven James Chohrach (radio operator)
Sgt Arthur L Becker (assistant radio operator)
Cpl Draper Hoyt (bombardier)


"Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945. Volume 1, January 1941-June 1943", by Anthony J. Mireles. ISBN 0-7864-2788-4, page 58

Revision history:

05-Mar-2020 11:18 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 18:51 DB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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