Accident MiG-15bis , Monday 7 January 1952
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Date:Monday 7 January 1952
Time:08:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MiG-15bis
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bukhen area -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:ZYDD
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
196th IAP, 324th IAD. THis MiG flown by Kapt Boris Abakumov, deputy commander of 196th IAP, was shot down by the F-86E flown by John M. Heard of 51th FIW, 25th FIS. Abakumov was forced to eject from his fighter .Unfortunadely, a burst of fire had shot the fingers off his left hand and fractured his left forearm. Although recovered, his wounds kept him permanetly grounded.

Sources:

Air War Korea 1950-1953 / Robert Jackson, 1998
U.S. Air-to-Air Victories during the Korean War / ACIG Korean War Team (http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_307.shtml)
L.Krylov, Y.Tepsurkaev, I Seidov, R.Jackson, A.German, Gordon and Rigmant,B.Cull, D.Newton, W.Thompson, R.Dorr, X.Zhang,Y. Pepelyayev.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
29-Aug-2012 17:27 Daniel Nole Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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