Accident Republic F-84D Thunderjet 48-761, 11 Oct 1949
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255331
 
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Date:11-OCT-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84D Thunderjet
Owner/operator:55th FS, 20th FG, USAF (55th Fighter Squadron, 20th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-761
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles East of Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County, Florida (VPS/KVPS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Republic F-84D-10-RE Thunderjet 48-761, 55th FS, 20th FG, USAF: Written off (destroyed) October 11 1949 when crashed at Peel Field, 10 miles East of Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida. Accident reported as "pilot killed in a crash due to a bomb blast". Aircraft was engaged in dive bombing attacks on a bombing range in Florida, and was damaged by the shrapnel blast from one of its own bombs. Pilot Robert S Kavanaugh USAF was killed.

Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located near Eglin Air Force Base on Boggy Bayou that opens into Choctawhatchee Bay.

Sources:

1. http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-84.html
2. https://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1946.html
3. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/rptAF55.asp?RecID=108388
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4910.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Field

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
30-Jan-2023 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
31-Jan-2023 02:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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