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Crash of a Boeing B-29-30-MO Superfortress near Pyongyang: 9 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 29, 1953
  • 42-65357
  • Flight
  • Bombing
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Pohang - Pohang
  • Pyongyang, Pyongyang (평양)
  • North Korea
  • Asia
  • 14
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
  • 9
  • While on a night bombing mission, the aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a Soviet AF MiG-15 fighter and crashed about 20 km south of Pyongyang. Five crew members were rescued and became POW while nine others were killed.
    Crew:
    A2c Gerald D. Abrahamson,
    1st Lt Gilbert L. Ashley Jr., †
    1st Lt Dewey R. Henry, †
    A2c Hidemaro S. Ishida,
    Sgt Lee H. Miller,
    A2c James J. O'Meara Jr., †
    1st Lt Arthur R. Olsen, †
    A2c James D. Pope, †
    A2c Edward A. Schwab, †
    2nd Lt John P. Shaddick III, †
    A3c Frank J. Stevenson,
    2nd Lt Dewey Stopa, †
    1st Lt Harold P. Turner, †
    A2c Robert L. Weinbrandt.
  • Shot down by the pilot of a Soviet AF MiG-15 fighter.