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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 81823
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 59497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Honshu -   Japan
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Tinian
Destination airport:Tokyo Bay, Japan
On special mission to find and photograph the Japanese fleet in Tokyo Bay. 13 crew KIA.Two survivors, Seaman Gunner R.C. Gray and Seaman Gunner C.W. Reddon Both captured and taken prisoner. Plane shot down near Honshu Japan. According to Reddon's statement they were 50ft above the water in Tokyo Bay to avoid radar when the plane was shot to hell from aircraft, land based guns and ships.


Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2012 22:12 Updated [Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]
01-Mar-2013 01:39 Updated [Total occupants, Damage, Narrative]
03-Mar-2013 00:16 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jul-2020 07:26 The2ndBaron Updated [Damage]

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