Accident Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress 56-0605, Wednesday 27 December 1972
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Date:Wednesday 27 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:7 BW/ 43 SW USAF
Registration: 56-0605
MSN: 17288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Trung Quan, North Vietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Guam/Andersen
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Shot down by SA-2 SAM during Linebacker II. This plane may also be the second B-52 claimed as a MiG-21 air-to-air victory, and may correspond to Vu Xuan Thieu firing 1 K-13 (AA-2 Atoll) AAM from MiG-21 of the 921th Sao Sao Fighter Regiment "Red Star", based at Cam Thuy. The MiG-21 was also destroyed by the resulting explosion. Parts of this plane are on display in Lenin Park, Hanoi & Ngoc Ha, near Hanoi.

Pilot/Commander:Capt Frank Lewis USAF ejected, PoW.
Co-pilot:Capt Samuel Cusimano USAF ejected, PoW.
Nav:1st/Lt Bennie Fryer USAF killed.
Rad/Nav:Maj James Condon USAF ejected, PoW.
EWO:Maj Allen Johnson USAF killed.
AG:M/Sgt James Gough USAF ejected, PoW.


- JF Baugher

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2009 18:44 JINX Updated
10-Jan-2012 10:03 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 10:06 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
12-Nov-2018 17:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
31-Jan-2019 21:09 wf Updated [Location]

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