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Crash of a Boeing B-29A-35-MO Superfortress in Tom-ni: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 27, 1953
  • 44-27262
  • Flight
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Kadena - Kadena
  • Tom-ni, North Pyongan (평안북도)
  • North Korea
  • Asia
  • 14
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • En route, the heavy bomber was attacked by Major Anatoly Karelin, pilot of a Soviet AF MiG-15 fighter. Ten crew members were able to bail out before the aircraft crashed. A crew member was rescued while three others were killed in the crash. Those killed were:
    M/Sgt Cleo A. Brown,
    1st Lt Edward R. Francis,
    1st Lt Ralph I. Phy.
  • Shot down by the pilot of a Soviet AF MiG-15 fighter.