[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. Associated Press, "Transport Plane Crash Kills Two". Brown, J., "RCT Armament in the Boeing B-29". Associated Press, "11 Killed, Two Survive Army Plane Crash on Southland Peak". Two B-24 bombers crashed just outside Tucson on November 30, 1944 at 7:40 a.m. Bull Mountain, VA Bomber Crash, Mar 1944. United Press, "Pilot, Cadet Die in Arizona Plane Crash". 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. Associated Press, "Navy Plane Hits Bay Bridge Cable". Calf Mountain, VA Company Plane Crash, Nov 1954. 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. Associated Press, "Bomber Crash Into U.S. Navy Yard Fatal". Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey, "Aces of the 78th Fighter Group", Osprey Publishing Limited, 2013. LISTS 5 31 1945 DC Liberated. 4 June A Royal Air Force Short Sunderland sank on landing off Eastbourne, East Sussex … Associated Press, "Chicago Flyer Killed". 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. After climbing to an altitude of 500 feet the engine suddenly backfired and quit. 4. Galarza-Veve, Carlos, "Oconee remembers crew of crash". Ethell, Jeffrey L., "Rocket Fighter:Part I". Report of Aircraft Accident, U.S. Navy NX37097 (Budd RB-1 Conestoga), 13 April 1944. Seven of the occupants on board the aircraft were killed, and two survived with serious injuries. Lt. Murphey was able to put the plane down in the Green Swamp coming to a stop on a marsh. It was the thirtieth of its kind to roll off the assembly line and is considered the oldest surviving Thunderbolt in the world.[195]. Bowers, Peter M., "Ernst Heinkel-Aviation Pioneer:Fighters of the Hitler Years 1933–1945, Pt II". The two airplanes had a mid-air collision. Casper, Wyo., Mar. Special, "Madison Army Flyer Dies in California Plane Crash". Note: These lists contain the aircraft 75–76. – July 9, 1948; Westfield – Barnes Airport – May 30, 1947 AND CREW MEMBERS INVOLVED Green, William, and Swanborough, Gordon, "Fighter A To Z". Associated Press, "Bomber's Crash Landing Derails Train In Utah". 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. Report of Aircraft Accident, U.S. Army Air Forces, War Department, 13 September 1944, p. 1. Associated Press, "Chutist Pleads Guilty In Theft Of Army Plane". Associated Press, "9 Killed, 9 Injured In Newfoundland Army Plane Crash". Grupo Aéreo de Caza 31 – "Gral. 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. Sparkford, Yoevil, Somerset, UK: Haynes Publishing, 2010. Staff, "Lt. Jim Christy Dies in Army Plane Crash". Veronico, Nicholas A., " 'Failure At The Factory". KWF was pilot, 1LT Bruce E. Ryan of Short Hills, NJ, and all crew and passengers. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE "Military Aviation Disasters: Significant Losses Since 1908". On May 9, 1944, a TBM-1C Avenger, (Bu. 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Associated Press, "March Field Army Bomber Crash Takes Lives of Four Men". Video-Military Aircraft Crashes-All kinds of Aircraft. The aircraft had previously been damaged in a forced landing accident near Reno, NV, in September 1982. Associated Press, "Five Killed in Army Plane Crash in Iowa". Alexander David E. N/A Army N/A 9 8 1942 DC Alexander, David E. To assist Army Signal Corp. … Fighters, Army:Air Force 1925 To 1980s", Aero Publishers, Inc., Fallbrook, California, 1975. Cooper, Peter J., "Picking up the Pieces". Young, David M., "Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History", Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb, Illinois. The plane had been shot up over Peleliu, taking out the hydraulics. Associated Press, "Four Fliers Killed In Las Vegas Crash". "Army bomber crash in air, crews killed". 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 Mason, Francis K., "The British Fighter since 1912", Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1992. Associated Press, "Walla Walla Cadet Dies In Air Crash". Roos, Frederick W., "Make Me In St. Louis". 45503), took off from Groton Field with a three-man crew aboard. Diehl, Alan E., PhD, "Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover-ups", Brassey's, Inc., Dulles, Virginia, 2002. Nowarra, Heinz J., "The Messerschmitt 109: A Famous German Fighter", Harleyford Publications, Limited, Letchworth, Herts., England / Aero Publishers, Los Angeles, California, 1963. 24/03/1944 Whitley Z9514 of 24 OTU suffered a collapsed undercarriage at Long Marston. [168], In the airspace around Washington, DC the three aircraft entered a large storm front and lost visual contact with one another. Associated Press, "Down Plane Seen In Central Idaho". Staff, "Pilot, 23, Killed In Desert Crash". This after experiencing landing gear failure and an eventual engine fire which took out the automatic prop and pitch control. Werrell, Kenneth P., "The Evolution of the Cruise Missile", Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, first printing 1985, second printing 1998. Associated Press, "Builders, Inspectors Blamed By Army for Glider Tragedy". No. United Press, "Eight Fliers Die as Fortresses Collide". On 21 November 1943, a Douglas C-47 aircraft crashed into Locust Mountain in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A U.S. Air Force Boeing RB-47H Stratojet, AF Ser. Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon. Massachusetts Military & Civil Aviation Accidents . Associated Press, "Fight rages on over WWII wrecks: U.S., British oppose firm that wants to salvage planes in Sebago Lake". United Press, "Storm in Pacific Downs 22 Planes; Six Pilots Lost". Valant, Gary M., "Vintage Aircraft Nose Art". : Aircraft Carrier Accidents of World War II", Specialty Press, North Branch, Minnesota, 2008, Library of Congress card number 2008001955. Although much depleted by souvenir hunting and recovery, upland crash sites represent the only places in England where … Mann, Robert A., "The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934–1960", McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina. [170], The aircraft, a Douglas C-47A with the tail number 42-32929 was first flown in 1943. 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Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. Thompson, Scott, "Douglas A-26 and B-26 Invader", The Crowood Press Ltd., Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK, 2002. Due to weather circumstances and low visibility, Cederholm failed to locate the airfield. United Press, "Twelve Army Fliers Meet Death in Crash". All Rights Reserved. The two deadliest plane crashes in Maine history happened on the same summer afternoon. 53-4297, of the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, crashes at MacDill AFB, Florida, when the Stratojet loses power on an outboard engine, rolls, and crashes within the confines of the base. 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. 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. Associated Press, "Walla Walla Bomber Crash Takes 12 Lives". However, he struck a gun turret and the plane disintegrated. 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 . Schmitt, Robert C., "Catastrophic Mortality in Hawaii", p. 75. Pigeon Cote, "The Noon Balloon", Official Publication of the Naval Airship Association, Inc., Fall 2010, Issue 87, p. 8. Associated Press, "Plane Wrecks Home, Eight Persons Killed". The pilot was unable to restart the engine, and the plane crashed in a wooded area of the Noank section of Groton. Associated Press, "Training Plane Kills 3". Associated Press, "Wreckage of Plane Identified as Bomber". 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