Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 46-632, 02 Oct 1948
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255286
 
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Date:02-OCT-1948
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:55th FS, 20th FG, USAF (55th Fighter Squadron, 20th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-632
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile North North-West of Eastman, Dodge County, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Shaw AFB, Sumter, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Republic P-84B-31-RE Thunderjet 46-0635, 55th FS, 20th FG, USAF; Written off (destroyed) October 2 1948 when wrecked in a forced landing 1 mile North North-West of Eastman, Dodge County, GA. Reported cause was "crash landing due to adverse weather conditions". Pilot Captain Charles V Garino, USAF (AO-795588); he survived this incident, and was later promoted to the rank of Major, becoming the Commanding Officer of the 23rd Fighter Squadron, USAF from December 1951 to December 1952.

On October 2 1948 no fewer than five F-84s were wrecked in forced landings due to a storm over Georgia: 46-613, 46-630, 46-635, 46-642, and 46-643, all from the 55th FS, 20th FG at Shaw AFB, SC,

Sources:

1. http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-84.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1946.html
3. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/rptAF55.asp?RecID=113902
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4810.html
5. https://usafunithistory.com/PDF/20-29/23%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastman,_Georgia

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
28-Jan-2023 02:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
28-Jan-2023 02:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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