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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 106145
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Date:22-JAN-1944
Time:11:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought FG-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:VMF-115 USMC
Registration: 13217
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles east of Camp Cooke, near Lompoc, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:MCAS Goleta, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
360th FG, Santa Maria, piloted by Lieutenant Allen D Owen, collided in mid-air at 1144 hrs, three miles east of Camp Cooke, near Lompoc, California. Lt Owen bailed out and was uninjured, but Lt Kovach was killed. Both planes were demolished.

Sources:

Headquarters Western Sea Frontier war diary, January 1944 (available online at https://www.fold3.com/image/274558126)
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jan1944S.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/FG.htm
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/206985609/Joseph-Michael-Kovach
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandenberg_Air_Force_Base
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=34.732500&lon=-120.568056&z=12


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2013 11:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Jan-2013 12:52 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2013 13:01 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2013 13:12 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 12:09 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 21:43 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Jan-2016 11:39 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 17:59 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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