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MishapsMISHAPs: 28 NOV 43 A/C: PB4Y-1 PB4Y-1 Location: Palmyra Island, South Pacific Strike: No BUNO: 32144 CAUSE: Crashed during landing (2 Killed) http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/thirdseries4.html [26DEC99]

UPDATE "...From Board of Investigation. Plane made low landing approach to runway 060, striking both main wing wheels of the landing gear against the slope from the approach and runway then to the waters edge. In this case the approached end of the runway was the westerly end. The impact threw the plane about five feet into the air. When the aircraft again made contact with the runway, the port wheel collapsed, causing the aircraft to skid along the runway crashing into revetment #2. About one and a half minutes after the plane came to rest against revetment #2, an explosion occurred of the starboard side, followed immediately by fire which subsequently destroyed the entire aircraft. Crew: Pilot Lt.Col. Edwin P. Pennebaker USMC/Minor inj, Col. Alexander W. Kreiser USMC/Ok, Sgt Eddins D. Hilliard/Ok, S/Sgt P. J. Vanzan/Ok, Sgt W. A. Lowe,Jr/Killed (missing), and Sgt John Fryslie/Killed..." Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [17MAY2002]

MishapsMISHAPs: 03 MAR 44 A/C: PB4Y-1 PB4Y-1 Location: Guadalcanal, South Pacific Strike: No BUNO: 31999 CAUSE: Landing gear collapsed on landing http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/thirdseries4.html[26DEC99]

UPDATE "...Guadalcanal. Non combat mission. Left gear collasped landing. "Strike" No fatalities..." Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [17MAY2002]

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