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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 95966
 
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Date:22-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell P-39D Airacobra
Owner/operator:70th Pursuit Sqn USAAF
Registration: 41-7104
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Viti Levu -   Fiji
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nausori Airport, Fiji
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Missing.
Pilot James W. Blose.
R.I.P.
The wreckage of the plane was found in the jungle in the year 2004. The remains of the deceased were buried in the US in 2007.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_529854.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2011 05:48 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Oct-2011 02:57 angels one five Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Damage, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 06:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature]
13-Sep-2013 21:27 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
13-Mar-2017 18:10 gerard57 Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Jun-2018 07:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
15-Feb-2019 18:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Nov-2021 02:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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