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MishapsMISHAPs: 28 NOV 43 A/C: PB4Y-1 PB4Y-1 Location: Palmyra Island Strike: Yes BUNO: 132144 CAUSE: 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 [27AUG2001]

MishapsMISHAPs: 19 MAY 44 A/C: PB4Y-1 PB4Y-1 Location: MCAS Cherry Point, NC Strike: Yes BUNO: 32226 CAUSE: Crashed on return (13 Killed) http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/thirdseries4.html [26DEC99]

UPDATE VP History ThumbnailCameraCaptain Ward S. Williams, Jr., USMCR "...Jack's gravesite is only about thirty feet from my Grandfather's..." Contributed by Bruce Anderson paralleler@earthlink.net [09SEP2005]

UPDATE "...Crashed on return from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with six Mk-6 Photom Flash Bombs & burned. Aircraft struck trees while circling in a left turn in area of field and prior to final approach to the field. The landing gear had not be lowered and the lights of the field were not visible at five-hundred feet directly above the scene of the crash at 0415. The plane crashed to the ground after cutting down trees for a distance of about fifty yards, then burned and exploded in its final stopping place. "Strike" Crew and passengers killed: Pilot Lt.Col Earnest E. Pollock USMC, Capt Ward S. Williams USMCR, Cpl Frederick Donald Anderson, Cpl Patrick Mullen USMCR, Pfc Madison Beaseley Hancock, Jr. USMCR, Cpl Edward Maxwell Olis USMCR, Cpl George Patrick Wilch USMCR, Cpl Edwin Frank Schmidt USMCR, Sgt Victor John Alex USMC, Tech/Sgt Calvin Stanley Ladue USMC, Staff/Sgt Gardner Caldwell USMC, Staff/Sgt Claude Norman Smith USMC, and Sgt Robert Lee Hughes USMCR..." Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [04SEP2001]

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