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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 105576
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:04-FEB-1942
Time:
Type:Douglas B-18A Bolo
Owner/operator:36th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 39-26
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wolf Mountain, OR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:AAF McClellan Field CA
Destination airport:AAF Pendleton Field OR
Narrative:
Flew into Wolf Mountain a half mile from the Wolf Mountain Lookout in a snowstorm while returning to its home base in Alaska. Wreckage not discovered until 13 August 1942.
Crew:
2/LT Richard J Heiderstadt O-417958 (pilot)
2/LT Walter V McShane O-421271 (co-pilot)
TSG Michael R Bittner 1096450 (engineer)
SSG Donald R Kirtland 624 31 53 (radio operator)

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PzxPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UiEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4000%2C2739688
http://books.google.com/books?id=B2epoTDPffgC&lpg=PT144&ots=NkBkLdCyQU&dq=Richard%20J.%20Heiderstadt&pg=PT144#v=onepage&q=Richard%20J.%20Heiderstadt&f=false


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Aug-2011 00:02 Airintel Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 03:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Feb-2012 01:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jul-2012 13:04 jwoods05 Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jan-2021 20:12 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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