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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98663
 
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Date:05-JAN-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-50A-10-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:3200th BTSqn /3200th PTGp /APGC USAF (3200th BTSqn /3200th PTGp /APGC United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-021
MSN: 15741
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Choctawhatchee Bay, 2miles NNE of Okaloosa, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, FL
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, FL
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The B-50A ditched in the Choctawhatchee Bay due to an engine failure. Instructor pilot 1st Lt. Park R. Bidwell, Jr., pilot 1st Lt. Vere Short, co-pilot 1st Lt. James S. Wigg, bombardier Maj. William C. McLaughlin and crewmen S/Sgt. Clifford J. Gallipo, M/Sgt. Alton Howard, M/Sgt. William J. Almand, T/Sgt. Samuel G. Broke and Cpl. William F. Fitzpatrick survived the incident. The bodies of flight engineer M/Sgt. Claude Dorman and aerial photographer S/Sgt. William Thomas Bell were recovered by divers.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.gendisasters.com/florida/18192/b-50-crash-in-choctawhatchee-bay-fl-jan-1950


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2013 06:52 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2013 10:24 Tetrapack Updated [Date]
15-May-2020 08:47 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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