Accident Republic F-84C Thunderjet 47-1475, 12 Jul 1949
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255300
 
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Date:12-JUL-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84C Thunderjet
Owner/operator:59th FS, 33rd FW, USAF (59th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 47-1475
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Monomy Point, Monomy Island, Chatham, Massachusetts. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Otis AFB, Cape Cod, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (FMH/KFMH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Republic F-84C Thunderjet 47-1475, 59th FS, 33rd FG, USAF: On July 12, 1949, 2nd Lt. William M. King, 25, of Kenmore, N.Y., was piloting an F-84 Thunderjet (47-1475) on a gunnery practice mission over Cape Cod, Massachusetts, when he crashed on Monomy Point in the town of Chatham and was killed. King was assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Otis Air Force Base.

Sources:

1. New York Times, “Pilot Killed In Jet Crash”, July 12, 1949 p 23: https://www.nytimes.com/1949/07/12/archives/pilot-killed-in-jet-crash.html
2. https://newenglandaviationhistory.com/tag/f-84-47-1475/
3. http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-84.html
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1946.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomoy_Point_Light
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Air_National_Guard_Base#Cold_War
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33rd_Operations_Group#Cold_War

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
27-Jan-2023 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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