Young, David M., "Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History", Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb, Illinois. All commercial and military helicopter accidents with greater than 10 fatalities. July 11, 1944: Summary: crash landing in fog: Site: South Portland, Maine: Aircraft; Aircraft type: Douglas A-26 Invader: Operator: United States Army Air Forces: Registration: 43-22253: Flight origin: Barksdale Field: Destination: Portland-Westbrook Municipal Airport: Passengers: 0: Crew: 2: Fatalities: 19 (17 ground fatalities) Injuries: 20 (All ground injuries) Survivors: 0 Walhalla, South Carolina, "Wreckage Of Bomber Is Cleared Away". An ambulance driver, LAC W Hansford, rescued the rear gunner from the blazing wreck. A New York Times[245] article the plane and crew were slated to return to the states to sell war bonds after completing 100 missions (only 4 missions away). Associated Press, "Hope Is Slim For 3 Airmen: Without Snowshoes Hope Of Survival Small, Veteran Airman Asserts". A U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat after crashing on a U.S. Essex-class carrier off Peleliu in 1944. Associated Press, "Eighteen Die As Bomber Crashes – 12 More Injured in Explosion of Plane". O'Connell, Dan, "Messerschmitt Me 262: The Production Log 1941-1945", Classic Publications, an imprint of Ian Allan Publishing, Ltd., Hersham, Surrey, UK, 2005. Special, "Madison Army Flyer Dies in California Plane Crash". The two survivors left were Corporal Joseph W. Enloe and Private Charles H. Davis, who were found wandering around the site of the crash a half hour afterwards. Disposition of World War II USN, USMC and USCG Aircraft Listed By Bureau Number", 2012. United Press, "Plane Crash Fatal to San Pedro Resident". Johnsen, Frederick A., "Dominator: Last and Unluckiest of the Hemisphere Bombers", Boyne, Walt, "C-46 [sic]: 'The Basketcase Bummer'". Alexander David E. N/A Army N/A 9 8 1942 DC Alexander, David E. To assist Army Signal Corp. … Freeman, Roger A., with Osborne, David., "The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Story", Arms & Armour Press, Wellington House, London, 1998. Morison, Samuel Eliot, "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II – Volume XIII: The Liberation of the Philippines – Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas 1944-1945", Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1959, 1989, Library of Congress card number 47-1571, pages 59-79. Mueller, Robert, "Air Force Bases Volume 1: Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982", United States Air Force Historical Research Center, Office of Air Force History, Washington, D.C., 1989. Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. The Freckleton air disaster occurred on 23 August 1944, when a Consolidated B-24 Liberator of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) crashed into the centre of the village of Freckleton, Lancashire, England.The aircraft crashed into the Holy Trinity Church of England School, demolishing three houses and the Sad Sack Snack Bar.The death toll was 61, including 38 … Associated Press, "Escaped Army Officer Seized: Prisoner's Flight In Warplane Fails". Veronico, Nicholas A., " 'Failure At The Factory". Nowarra, Heinz J., "The Messerschmitt 109: A Famous German Fighter", Harleyford Publications, Limited, Letchworth, Herts., England / Aero Publishers, Los Angeles, California, 1963. Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, 42-97493 of the 2nd Ferrying Group out of Dover Army Airfield, crashes 2 miles SW of Gander shortly after takeoff, 29 December 1943. Brown, W. B., Lieutenant, USN, "Deck Log, USS Lexington", United States Navy, Wednesday 2 June 1943. It never arrived. Rosendahl, C. E., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, "United States Navy Airships in World War II," Appendix G "Major Airship Accidents During WW2" and Appendix H "Synopses of Major Airship Accidents". United Press, "Six Fliers Killed At March Field". Associated Press, "Airman Admits Low Flying In Beheading Case: Takes Stand to Fight Murder Charge". Fighters, Army:Air Force 1925 To 1980s", Aero Publishers, Inc., Fallbrook, California, 1975. U.S. Navy, War Diary of the Eastern Sea Frontier. "Military Aviation Disasters: Significant Losses Since 1908". Associated Press, "Army Plane, 13 Aboard, Crashes Near Mt. The plane had been shot up over Peleliu, taking out the hydraulics. A B-17, a gigantic four-motored plane, known as the Flying Fortress, crashed near Millbrook in 1944. Angell, Joseph W., "History of the Army Air Forces Proving Ground Command – Part One:Historical Outline 1933–1944", The Historical Branch, Army Air Forces Proving Ground Command, Eglin AFB, Florida, reprint by Office of History, Munitions Systems Division, Eglin AFB, Florida, circa 1990, p. 111. 4 June A Royal Air Force Short Sunderland sank on landing off Eastbourne, East Sussex … Associated Press, "Navy Bomber Crashes Into Bay; 5 Men Die". The pilot Lt. Pezzella was drafted his senior year at Fordham University and was the captain of  the golf team and quarterback prior to his draft. From eyewitness accounts,[244] the B-26 was on her 95th mission (the most missions for a B-26 at the time) on the way to Anzio Italy, and was able to get wheels up, however was never able to elevate above 100 feet. Associated Press, "B-24 Crashes After Mysterious Explosion". Chicago Tribune Press Service, "Remains of 11 in '43 Air Crash on Way Home", Chicago Sunday Tribune, Chicago Illinois, 26 September 1948, Volume CVII, Number 39, Part 1, p. 32. Toliver, Raymond F. and Constable, Trevor J., "Fighter Aces of the U.S.A.", Aero Publishers, Inc., Fallbrook, California, 1979, Library of Congress card number 79-53300. Brown, J., "RCT Armament in the Boeing B-29". Both power attachment points and cowling fasteners strengthened, but Raidens continue to be lost after these modifications. Pigeon Cote, "The Noon Balloon", Official Publication of the Naval Airship Association, Inc., Fall 2010, Issue 87, p. 8. in any form without express written permission of the owner. Report of Aircraft Accident, U.S. Army Air Forces, War Department, 13 September 1944, pages 1, 2. 75–76. Associated Press, "Fight rages on over WWII wrecks: U.S., British oppose firm that wants to salvage planes in Sebago Lake". [167], On the night of 21 November 1943, three Douglas C-47A aircraft took off from Lawson Field in Fort Benning, Georgia. Staff, "Three Die as 2 Planes Cut Swath in Riverside: Army Craft Collide, Killing Pilots and Civilian; Many Buildings Damaged". Graff, Cory, "Clear The Deck! Green, William, "Warplanes of the Second World War:Fighters, Volume Three", Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City, New York, 1961, p. 55. Morison, Samuel Eliot, "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II – Volume XIII: The Liberation of the Philippines – Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas 1944-1945", Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1959, 1989, Library of Congress card number 47-1571, pages 70-71. Keith, "Wackett's Wonder". -- The names of the three officers and five enlisted men killed in the crash of a heavy bomber from the army air field, Casper, Thursday afternoon, was announced here today by the public relations office at the base. Back in 1944, the US bomber plane had landed at Keflavík Airport in Iceland for refuelling. Discover Humphreys Peak B-24 Wreckage in Flagstaff, Arizona: The wreckage of a deadly bomber plane crash can still be found near an Arizona peak. Peacock, Lindsay. Smithsonian Channel Recommended for you. Even after being rescued, it took the rest of the afternoon to make it out of the swamp. – July 9, 1948; Westfield – Barnes Airport – May 30, 1947 Editors, "Air Force Fifty – A Look At The Air Force, The Air Force Association, And Commemorative Las Vegas Reunion", Turner Publishing Company, 1997, p. 86. All Rights Reserved. The flight encountered heavy weather throughout the trip. While some of the more serious accidents Associated Press, "Army Transport Plane Crash Takes 11 Lives". Associated Press, "Bomber Falls in Desert; Six Lost". Ethell, Jeffrey L., "Rocket Fighter:Part I". Note: These lists contain the aircraft With the shot up ailerons and a large hole in the right wing, the pilot managed a landing. Research and reproduction of military USAF and USAAF aircraft accident reports and photos of airplane crashes and mishaps including P-47, P-51, B-17, B-24, B-29, F-80, F-84, F-86, P-38, P-39, … London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1976. Associated Press, "Chicago Flyer Killed". p. & Turnbull, via the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority, "Historic District Assessment and Historic Preservation Strategy – Alameda Point Preliminary Development Concept", Alameda, California, 22 June 2005, p. 21. United Press, "Twelve Army Fliers Meet Death in Crash". Manchester, William, and Reid, Paul, "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Defender of the Realm 1940–1965", Little, Brown and Company, New York, Boston, London; First edition November 2012, Library of Congress card number 82-42972. He was following a holding circuit when the aircraft hit trees on Locust Mountain, located approximately an eighth of a mile west of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania at 2110 EST, and broke up. Associated Press, "Nine Killed When Navy Blimp Falls in Storm", The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, 23 April 1944, Volume 50, p. 15. International News Service, "Flying Fortress Crashes". Billy Joyce stands at the memorial for five airmen who died in a military plane crash over rural Stokes County in 1944 . JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE Ground crew included Tech Sgt George E. Beaman TX/NC (crew chief); Edward "Doc" Slater IL and Dutch Whitendofer. This after experiencing landing gear failure and an eventual engine fire which took out the automatic prop and pitch control. The location of this crash was in the Pantano Wash, at a point half … The 1944 Wartime Crash of a B17 Plane # 43-37763 - Crew #3712 – Pilot: Frank B. Toftness First Gunner George Edward Wilson – Ferndale CA Prepared by the Families and Friends of the Crewmembers First Draft Dated: September 1, 2002 This Modified Report Prepared by Ed Wilson on August 27, 2014 See latest copy on edwilson.org . Seven of the occupants on board the aircraft were killed, and two survived with serious injuries. Staff, "Pilot, 23, Killed In Desert Crash". It was on its way to England when the plane crashed into Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Vogel, Steve, "40 Killed in 1943 Crash Receive U.S. Memorial". "Boeing B-29...First of the Superbombers". Disposition of World War II USN, USMC and USCG Aircraft Listed by Bureau Number", Syneca Research Group, Inc., 2012. Associated Press, "Bomber Crash Into U.S. Navy Yard Fatal". Military Aircraft Crash Sites Archaeological guidance on their significance and future management . Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. Information on aircraft gives the type, and if available, the serial number of the operator in italics, the constructors number, also known as the manufacturer's serial number (c/n), exterior codes in apostrophes, nicknames (if any) in quotation marks, flight callsign in italics, and operating units. [168], In the airspace around Washington, DC the three aircraft entered a large storm front and lost visual contact with one another. Cooper, Peter J., "Picking up the Pieces". "Army bomber crash in air, crews killed". 1944, ACCIDENT Aviation accidents involving the death of famous people. 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Although much depleted by souvenir hunting and recovery, upland crash sites represent the only places in England where … : Bell Aircraft Corporation 1934–1946", Schiffer Publishing Limited, Atglen, Pennsylvania, 1996. Associated Press, "Builders, Inspectors Blamed By Army for Glider Tragedy". Alexander, David, "Star Trek Creator", ROC Books, an imprint of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Books USA, New York, 1994, 0451454405, pp. Associated Press, "19 Die, 4 Hurt In Navy Plane Crash in Arizona". Staff, "Lt. Jim Christy Dies in Army Plane Crash". cool ,neat, and entertaining. On July 11, 1944, shortly after midnight, a B-17G Flying Fortress heavy bomber with a 10-man crew departed Kearney, Nebraska, for Dow Army Air Field in Bangor. Associated Press, "Plane Wrecks Home, Eight Persons Killed". Associated Press, "Down Plane Seen In Central Idaho". Morison, Samuel Eliot, "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Vollume Eight – New Guinea and the Marianas March 1944 – August 1944," Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1953, 1989, Library of Congress card number 53-7298, p. 221. United Press International, "Jet Crashes Into Bay Bridge, Two Crewmen Killed, Motorists Unhurt". Associated Press, "Women Marines, 11 Fliers Downed On Desert Island". Associated Press, "Du Pont Killed In Glider Crash: Arnold's Assistant Dies at March Field". Bowman, Martin W., "B-17 Groups of the 8th Air Force in Focus", Red Kite Books, Walton on Thames, Surrey, UK, 2004. 4. Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey, "Aces of the 78th Fighter Group", Osprey Publishing Limited, 2013. A U.S. Air Force Boeing RB-47H Stratojet, AF Ser. Grupo Aéreo de Caza 31 – "Gral. The aircraft crashed into the base of the Rincon Mountains at an elevation of 6,400 feet, in a rainstorm with icing conditions. On Feb 22, 1944, despite wintry weather being forecast along its route, an Army B-17F bomber … Shettle, Jr., M. L., "United States Naval Air Stations of World War II: Volume I – Eastern States", Schaertel Publishing Co., Bowersville, Georgia, 1995, Library of Congress card number 94-68879. 2: July 1943 – July 1944. Associated Press, "Name 7 Killed In Three Navy Plane Crashes". Report of Aircraft Accident, U.S. Navy NX37097 (Budd RB-1 Conestoga), 13 April 1944. Associated Press, "Seven Lost Lives As Bomber Crashed". Aviation accidents or incidents of noteworthy interest. Alderman Elmer H. Bibelow Ave. Dundee N/A S/Sgt. KWF was pilot, 1LT Bruce E. Ryan of Short Hills, NJ, and all crew and passengers. Crew members on board Sweet Sue: 1st LT Frank A. Pezzella NY – pilot, 38th mission; 2nd LT Howard N Owen – co-pilot; 2nd LT H. K. Oholendt – bombardier; S/Sgt Wallace W. Regan – radio/gunner; S/Sgt Eugene T. Raum – aerial/gunner; S/Sgt Townsand F. Smith TX – engineer/gunner. Associated Press, "'Lost' Air Trio Report All Safe: Tramp Through Idaho Wilderness – Five Others Are Well.". He was member of the Supreme Court of Military Justice and Chief of Aviation until his death in the plane crash in the Quebrada of Patani, Cochabamba," this date. Eighteen crew men died in the crash. Morison, Samuel Eliot, "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Vollume Eight – New Guinea and the Marianas March 12944 – August 1944," Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1953, 1989, Library of Congress card number 53-7298, p. 229. Harrison, William A., "Fairey Firefly Variants". Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. Billings Gazette Montana 1944-03-04-----CASPER BOMBER CRASH DEAD ARE ANNOUNCED. Associated Press, "Bomber Falls On Railroad, Derails Train". 1996 - 2020 Contents of this site may not be reproduced Associated Press, "Wreckage of Plane Identified as Bomber". files for the time period presented. Capt. On March 25, 1944, Whitman and his crew took off in their PV-1 as part of a five-plane flight from their base on Attu Island, Alaska, headed for enemy targets in the Kurile Islands of Japan. However, he struck a gun turret and the plane disintegrated. This 1977 Plane Crash Occurred Right on the Runway - Duration: 3:15. Weber, Eberhard-Dietrich, Ing (grad), "Dora-9 and the Tank Fighters". "Another SBD Dauntless Recovered From Lake Michigan", Centennial of Naval Aviation – Naval Air Forces Official Publication, San Diego, California, Fall 2009, Volume 1, Number 2, p. 5, via, Eyewitness – Tech Sgt George Beaman; Lt Washington Serini. January Thirtieth Mitsubishi J2M2 Raiden (Thunderbolt) disintegrates over Toyohashi airfield. Associated Press, "General And 5 Killed In Plane Crash In Storm". Chicago, Illinois, "Gas Tank Quiz Promised In Air Disaster – Bomber Crash Kills 12 on Board". JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER. Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. Francillon, René J., "McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Volume II", Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1979, 1990. Carlisle, MA. Aircraft was completely consumed by fire pursuant to the crash and no cause was ever determined.[184]. Campbell, Douglas E., "BuNos! After climbing to an altitude of 500 feet the engine suddenly backfired and quit. Chesapeake, VA Beer Drinking Civil Air Patrol Pilot Crashes and Totals CAP Cessna 172 - Two Injured, Feb 1981. 45503), took off from Groton Field with a three-man crew aboard. Mann, Robert A., "The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934–1960", McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina. TABLE OF CONTENTS PHOTO … Bull Mountain, VA Bomber Crash, Mar 1944. JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER, CREW LISTS Bowers, Peter M., "Ernst Heinkel-Aviation Pioneer:Fighters of the Hitler Years 1933–1945, Pt II". The aircraft involved is a 1944 B-25J (and most recently categorized as an ‘N’ Model after rebuild with registration no.N7946C), serial number 44-28938, registered to PROAIR HOLDING COMPANY LLC, LATHAM, NY, as N7946C. : Aircraft Carrier Accidents of World War II", Specialty Press, North Branch, Minnesota, 2008, Library of Congress card number 2008001955. United Press, "Navy Reports Death In Transport Crash". Associated Press, "Navy Plane Hits Bay Bridge Cable". Associated Press, "Pilot Drifts To Sea, Rescuers Are Baffled". Robinson, Jim, Ulster Aviation Society, 2012. United Press, "Score Killed In Crash Of Large Navy Plane". Due to weather circumstances and low visibility, Cederholm failed to locate the airfield. Military aircraft crashes in the north west Midlands - 1944 Details of the crashes and the names of the aircrew involved appear on this page. War Department, U.S. Army Air Forces Form 14, Report of Aircraft Accident, 25 May 1943. Casper, Wyo., Mar. Associated Press, "Nine Killed In Plane". Brabham, Lewis F. "Army Bomber, Missing Two Weeks, Found In Mountains North Of Walhalla; Five Killed". Associated Press, "Plane Crashes Into Residential District". United Press, "Noted Army Bomber Crashes Near Downey". Morison, Samuel Eliot, "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume X: The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943-May 1945", Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1990, Library of Congress card number 47-1571, p. 295. Associated Press, "Bomber Afire, 13 Use 'Chutes". or retransmitted The cause of the crash was never fully determined, although it is believed to be a case of CFIT (controlled flight into terrain). [167], In total, seven of the nine occupants onboard 42-32929 were killed in the resulting crash:[171]. United Press, "Pilot, Cadet Die in Arizona Plane Crash". Less than two years later a nearly identical situation occurred on the Kittatinny Ridge above Millbrook, near the site of the earlier 1932 civilian plane crash. Bessette, Claire, "Crash site difficult to access but not forgotten", The Day Publishing Company, New London, Connecticut, 14 November 2013. • List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft before 1925 Associated Press, "Five Killed in Army Plane Crash in Iowa". [167] At the time, Maxton was the site of the largest CG-4A glider pilot training base in the world. Staff, "Marine Aviator Killed in Desert Airplane Crash". Associated Press, "Navy Officer Dies In Jump From Plane". Elmer H. Bibelow Ave., Dundee Liberated April 29,1945 after being reported missing in action March 16,1944--then reported prisoner. Green, William, "The Warplanes of the Third Reich", Galahad Books, New York, 1986. Report of Aircraft Accident, U.S. Army Air Forces, War Department, 13 September 1944, p. 2. Massachusetts Military & Civil Aviation Accidents . A Martin B-26B-10-MA Marauder medium bomber "Sweet Sue" 41-18201, renamed from original "Sweet Sue's Duke of Paraduke" part of the 432nd Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, based at the Villacidro airbase in Sardinia Italy at the time crashed a few seconds after takeoff into some of the temporary tents, killing 2 enlisted men in the tents and all 6 on board the aircraft. Galarza-Veve, Carlos, "Oconee remembers crew of crash". Associated Press, "Bomber Bursts In Air, 13 Dead". 23/03/1944 Wellington X3337 of 29 OTU crashed on landing at Chipping Warden and burnt out. United Press, "Eight Fliers Die as Fortresses Collide". LISTS O'Connell, Dan, "Messerschmitt Me 262 – The Production Log 1941–1945", Classic Publication, an imprint of Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., Hersham, Surrey, UK, 2005. Chantilly, VA Charter Plane Crashes, June 1994. Associated Press, "College Building Set Afire by Crash of Army Airplane". On 21 November 1943, a Douglas C-47 aircraft crashed into Locust Mountain in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Thompson, Scott, "Douglas A-26 and B-26 Invader", The Crowood Press Ltd., Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK, 2002. Staff, "Crash Of Bomber Takes 3 Lives: Flying Fortress Pyre of All Reported on Flight". All military transport accidents with 10 or more fatalities. Sparkford, Yoevil, Somerset, UK: Haynes Publishing, 2010. Allen, Francis, "Before The B-2: Northrop's Flying Wings, The XB-35 And XB-49". Associated Press, "Idaho Airmen Killed In Bomber Smashups". Montreal’s forgotten tragedy: The 1944 crash of a Royal Air Force bomber | Globalnews.ca James Wells had a wife and four children, but they were his second family — … Diehl, Alan E., PhD, "Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover-ups", Brassey's, Inc., Dulles, Virginia, 2002. Shettle, M. L., Jr., "United States Naval Air Stations of World War II – Volume 2: Western States", Schaertel Publishing Company, Bowersville, Georgia, 1997, Library of Congress card number 96-070565. [170] The force of the crash was so powerful that it is reported that the tail was thrown approximately 1,500 feet away from the impact site. Calf Mountain, VA Company Plane Crash, Nov 1954. Cause never satisfactorily explained but believed to have been either violent engine shaking due to failed attachment point causing secondary airframe failure, or, possibly, engine cowling detaching and striking tail assembly. Associated Press, "Chutist Pleads Guilty In Theft Of Army Plane". Roos, Frederick W., "Make Me In St. Louis". Toll, Karl, "Nazi Germany's Flying Ninety Day Wonder". For more exhaustive lists, see the Aircraft Crash Record Office or the Air Safety Network or the Dutch Scramble Website Brush and Dustpan Database. Associated Press, "7 Die In Georgia Crash Of Army Bombing Plane". Schmitt, Robert C., "Catastrophic Mortality in Hawaii", p. 75. Pape, Garry R., and Harrison, Ronald C., "Queen of the Midnight Skies: The Story of America's Air Force Night Fighters", Schiffer Publishing Ltd., West Chester, Pennsylvania, First Edition, 1992. Click once on the map to … All civil and military airship accidents involving fatalities. Associated Press, "Bomber's Crash Landing Derails Train In Utah". Associated Press, "Three Fliers Die in Palm Springs Crash". If original photographs or papers are still in the family, we can help to caption photographs and explain the codes and nicknames that were used at … Video shows military plane crash - Duration: 2:46. United Press, "Six Fliers Killed In Training Flight". United Press, "Navy Blimp Hits Catalina Hill in Fog, Five Dead". This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. 1944 B-17F Crash at Millbrook, NJ. Please contact us if you are related to somebody on the list, or know of a photograph of them. Campbell, Douglas E., "BuNos! ", "B-25 & WASP Marie Michell Robinson: Project Remembrance", Axis History Forum • View topic – Me 323 lost in Romania 1944, "Crash site difficult to access but not forgotten", "October 1944 USAAF Stateside Accident Reports", "Teams search Santa Monica Bay for remains of N.J. World War II pilot who disappeared 65 years ago", "November 1944 USAAF Stateside Accident Reports", "The Daily Banner 27 November 1944 – Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program", "Robert G. Kaslow, v. William H. Hiatt, Warden, United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia, 181 F.2d 93 (5th Cir. Plane Crash". Associated Press, "Name 10 Killed In Plane Crash". "Eighteen dead as D-M planes collide in air". The plane was en route to Fort Myers, Florida and had experienced a problem with a broken hinge on the right landing gear flap shortly after take off. "WW2 Aircraft Fact Files: Japanese Army Fighters, Part 1". Lt. Murphey was able to put the plane down in the Green Swamp coming to a stop on a marsh. Associated Press, "Four Die as Plane Falls.". Mireles, Anthony J., Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941–1945, Vol. The plane has since been recovered from the swamp by an Illinois man who is in the process of restoring the rare bird. Associated Press, "Walla Walla Bomber Crash Takes 12 Lives". AAIR, Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research, is a source of U. S. military aircraft accident reports, pictures of aircraft crash sites, MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) and individual aircraft history cards and historical research. A fire broke out on impact, and seven of the nine aboard were killed. Werrell, Kenneth P., "The Evolution of the Cruise Missile", Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, first printing 1985, second printing 1998. resulted in major injuries and fatalities, most involved only damage to 6 miles round trip … Matthews, Birch, "Cobra! <= 5 31 1945 DC Liberated. A Douglas C-47A similar to the accident aircraft. 3–6. [170], The aircraft, a Douglas C-47A with the tail number 42-32929 was first flown in 1943. Law, Bernard A., Lt. Col., USAAF, "Report of Aircraft Accident", Accident 45-7-20-39, U.S. Army Air Forces, Waycross Army Air Field, Waycross, Georgia, 26 July 1944, p. 2. A P-47B Thunderbolt, 41-5920, piloted by Lt. Wesley A. Murphey Jr., crashed landed in the Green Swamp in North Carolina while on the return to Wilmington's Bluethenthal Field. accidents and crew members found listed thereon from the USAF flying safety Jones, Lloyd S., "U.S. The two deadliest plane crashes in Maine history happened on the same summer afternoon. 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