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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 105542
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:12-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Douglas B-18 Bolo
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 36-306
MSN: 1694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 mi S of Bishop, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mitchell Field, New York
Destination airport:Hamilton Field, San Fransisco
Narrative:
Crashed. Last heard from when 2 miles south of Palsmdale, California.
Among those killed was Major General Herbert A Darque (on way to Hawaii).
Plane wreckage found 5 months after crash in Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
- JF Baugher
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=feST4K8J0scC&dat=19411219&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
St Petersburg Times Florida December 19,1941 p. 11 [list of those missing]
Herbert Darque


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2012 10:42 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2019 15:04 Nomann Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2020 17:55 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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