Aircraft by type

Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Losses and Bail-outs
DRAFT LISTING

Date User Type Serial Unit Cause Crew Photos Seats

42-13570

 
26th March 1947 Convair Convair XB-36 Peacemaker
prototype
42-13570   Complete failure of its right main landing gear. Performed emergency crash landing 14 crew    
 
The two test pilots flew the aircraft at low level in circles for almost six hours. The rest of those on board were instructed to bail-out, two per circuit, over the O. C. Whittaker ranch. Nine of the twelve were injured as a result of the high winds.
 
             
Beryl A Erickson
test pilot
Gus S Green
test pilot
 
J.D. McEachern
Flight engineer
injured

Convair flight-test crewman

Convair flight-test crewman

Convair flight-test crewman

Convair flight-test crewman
             

Convair flight-test crewman

Convair flight-test crewman

Maj. Stephen P. Dillon
USAF observer

USAF observer

USAF observer

Curtiss-Wright technician

Curtiss-Wright technician
 

Further details appreciated

   
   
16th February 1949
USAF
B-36 Peacemaker   Carswell Air Force Base Struck by lightning ten miles south of Texarkana, Texas. Returned safely to Carswell      
   

44-92033

 
30th March 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92033   3.5 miles north east of Chicope Falls, MA      
 
               
James R. Cooper              
   

44-92034

 
13th April 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36A Peacemaker
44-92034 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
Russell A. Henniger              
   

yy-aaaa

 
29th July 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92041 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
Raymond D. Whitfield              
   

yy-aaaa

 
3rd August 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92075 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
Leighton N. Walker              
   

yy-aaaa

 
6th August 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92050   15 miles south west of Fort Worth, Texas      
 
               
Frank R. Sander              
   

44-92005

 
9th August 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36A Peacemaker
44-92005 Patterson Field, OH        
 
               
Russell M Schleeh              
   

44-92077

 
31st August 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92077 Forth Worth AAF, Texas        
 
               
William H. Walding              
   

44-92079

 
15th September 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92079 9th. Squadron
7th Bomb Wing
 Carswell Air Force Base
Crashed during training flight into Lake Worth, Texas at 100 mph. Crew of 13. * recovered    
             
Maj. Joseph L. Lemming, Jr.
killed

(Dayton, Ohio)
Captain Harold Kernodle
30
(listed as spare pilot)
Lt. Herman S. Styles, Jr.
27
Lynch, Ky., (radio operator-Navigator-Bombardier)
M/Sgt. John Gary Stanko
31
Appollo, PA, relief engineer
T/Sgt. William G. Seymour
Charleston, WV
Major Troy B. Husband
pilot
survived
1st Lt. Richard L. English
Flight Engineer

survived
             
??
survived
??
survived
??
survived
??
survived
??
survived
??
survived

44-92082

 
6th October 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92082 Rapid City AFB, SD        
 
               
Paul F. Louch              
   

44-92068

 
2nd November 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92068 Rapid City AFB, SD        
 
               
Robert J. Wright              
   

44-92062

 
23rd November 1949
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92062 Rapid City AFB, SD        
 
               
William R. MacDonald              
   

??-????

 
                 
Sunday 12th February 1950
also seen as Monday 13th February 1950
morning

USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
    Emergency landing at McChord Air Force Base, Washington      

Is this the loss below ??

               
               
 

Further details appreciated

   

44-92075

 
Monday 13th / Tuesday 14th February 1950
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92075 436th Bomb Squadron
7th Bomb Wing, Carswell Air Force base
En route from Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska. Part of first full-scale practice nuclear strike mission against the Soviet Union. Severe icing problems with engines. Crashed Princess Royal Island, into Mount Kolaget in the Coast Mountains range in an unpopulated area of British Columbia. Aircraft was carrying an atomic weapon. TNT dummy core exploded prior to crew bailing out. 16 Crew and one passenger bailed out x Conventional
 
 
               

Captain Harold L. Barry
29
pilot
bailed out

landed in a shallow pond on Ashdown Island

Killed in B-36 loss
Friday 27th April 1951


Captain William M. Phillips
pilot
bailed out
missing presumed dead

Captain Theodore F. Schreier
pilot
bailed out
missing presumed dead

First Lieutenant Raymond P. Whitfield Jr.
25
San Antonio, Texas
co-pilot
bailed out

Lieutenant A. Holiel Ascot
bailed out

missing presumed dead

Staff Sergeant Elbert W. Pollard
bailed out

missing presumed dead

Staff Sergeant Neil A. Straley
bailed out

missing presumed dead

Sergeant Vitale Trippodi
Radio Operator
bailed out
Became inverted when attempting to release his parachute, resulting in injuries to face and shoulder and then hanging upside down from a tree near a cliff crevice for 12 hours before rescue
               

First Lieutenant Charles G. Pooler
Beloit, Kansas
2nd Engineer
bailed out
broke ankle

Lieutenant Paul E. Gerhart
radar officer
bailed out

Staff Sergeant D. Thrasher
gunner

bailed out

Also survived B-36 loss
Friday 27th April 1951


Ford
??

 

 

 

 
   

 

yy-aaaa

 
NOTE                
15th February 1950 B-29 loss - 8 killed, 7 rescue- on mission to find missing B-36 Bomber
   

44-92056

 
Friday 12th May 1950
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92056 9th BS
7th BG
Mechanical failure. Crashed 9 miles east of Salome, Arizona Crew killed x Conventional
 
               
Edwin D. Easley              

44-92-88

 
12th August 1950
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92088   3 miles south west of Corning, AR      
 
               
Richard D. Smith

see also
5th October 1951

             
   

44-92066

 
19th August 1950
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92066 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
George E. McGraw              
   

44-92055

 
4th October 1950
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92055 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
John T. Travis              
   

44-92035

 

Wednesday 22nd November 1950  


USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92035

26th Bomb Squadron of the 7th Bomb Wing
Carswell AFB

30-hour training mission. Crash-landed  7 miles south west of  Crowley, Matagorda island gunnery range 25 miles south of Fort Worth, Texas, 20 miles south southeast of Carswell Air Force Base.

Fourteen survived. Two were killed.

  Conventional
               

1st Lt. Oliver F. Hildebrandt
Aircraft Commander

1st Lt. Walter Ross
Pilot

 minor injuries.

Captain Wilbur Evans
Co-pilot
injuries sustained

bailed out of airplanes twice before and crash landed several times during WW-II.


S/Sgt. Ray Earl
Radar Observer

tail turret
minor injuries.

Captain James Yeingst
radar operator
parachute streamed
killed

S/Sgt. Fred Boyd
Gunner

Captain Samuel Earl Baker
Flight engineer
minor injuries.
 

M/Sgt. Edward Farcas
second flight engineer
 
               

Captain Robert Nelson
Bombardier

[bailed out of airplanes on two previous occasions. He had crash landed twice and ditched once]
Details needed


Captain Horace Stewart
Navigator
bailed out but struck the number three propeller. Killed

Cpl. Paul Myers
Radio Operator minor injuries.

Robert Gianerakis
Radar Mechanic

Sgt. Armando Villareal

Radio Operator
 
S/Sgt. Andrew Byrne
gunner
minor injuries

Cpl. Calvin Martin
Gunner

injuries

S/Sgt. Ronald Williams
Gunner
   

44-92074

 
6th March 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92074 Carswell AFB, Texas        
 
               
Roy C. Crompton              
   

49-2658

 
Friday 27th April 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2658 436th Bomb Squadron of the 7th Bomb Wing Mid-air collision with F-51 Mustang  44-84973 - flown by  Lt. Fred Black, 185th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, approx. 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City 10 miles south of Perkins, Oklahoma x x Conventional

1:25 and 1:30 p.m

               

Major Charles Crecelius
Aircraft Commander

Major William J.  Apgar
Pilot
Captain Harold L. Barry
Co-pilot

Survived B-36 loss on Monday 13th / Tuesday 14th February 1950

Major Aurther Burmeister
Navigator
 
Major Robert Renner
Radar Observer
 
Captain William Walsh
Radar Observer
 
Captain William Zurivitza
Radar Observer
 
Flight Engineer
Ernest Cox, Jr.
               
TSgt. Nathan Fetters
Radio Operator
 
TSgt. Albert Wolf
Radio Operator
 

 

TSgt. Edward Ennis
Radar Mechanic
 
Benedict O'Conner
Civilian Observer
 

Crew Chief
MSgt. William Blair
 lower left gunner station
bailed out

1st Lt. Elroy Melberg
Flight Engineer lower left gunner's station, rear compartment
bailed out
TSgt. Milton Hewitt
Gunner
 lower right gunner's station

TSgt. Dick Thrasher
Gunner
upper left gunner's

station
bailed out

He had been aboard B-36B, 44-92075 when the crew was forced to bail out over Vancouver Island on February 13, 1950. Gunner TSgt. Ellis Maxon sat across from TSgt. Thrasher in the upper right gunner's station. They climbed down the ladders to the exit hatch as the gyrations of the crippled bomber flung them about.

 

             


TSgt. Maxon
bailed out

             
   

49-2660

 
Sunday 6th May 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2660 7th BW, Carswell AFB, Texas Three hour flight from Carswell. Believed sandstorm dust obscured the runway during landing approach. Crashed 6.5 miles south east of Alberqueque during landing at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico in high winds and sandstorm 23 of 25 killed x Conventional
 
                 
Maj. Edward L. Warner, Jr.
Buffalo, Mo
aircraft commander
Capt. Grant H. Fenn
Chicago
pilot
Capt. Albert J. Gregg, Jr.
Cosway, N.H.
navigator
Capt. George W. Lee
Forth Worth, Tex.
radar observer
1st Lt. Mitchell J. Buckalew
Forth Worth, Tex.
flight engineer
Sgt. Kenneth R. Cota
South Paris, Me.
radio operator
S. Sgt. Arthur I. Botten
Silvania, Washington
senior gunner
S. Sgt. Robert A. Baker
Boulder, Colo.
senior gunner
1st Lt. John L. Corley
Mineola, Tex.
flight engineer
Passengers killed. They were service men who were to attend school at Kirtland base.
                 
Capt. Fred M. Mitchem
Charles, Mo.
S. Sgt. Thomas C. Gustavson
Pitts, N.H.
Sgt. Henry C. Dox
London, Ky.
S. Sgt. Estill Myrick
McKennet, Ala.
 
Sgt. Lloyd L. Goolsby
Spanish Fort, Tex.
S. Sgt. Dale F. Curtis
Richmond, Ind.
Sgt. George F. Soroe, Jr.
New Orleans, La.
M. Sgt. John Ritz
Bryant, Tex.
 
             
T. Sgt. JOHN T. Thompson
Tripp, Tex.
S. Sgt. James Margoee
Lundale, W. Va.
Sgt. Charles E. Linn
Fort Sell, Kan.
Sgt. Berry Hays
ok, Ky.
Cpl. Wilfred S. Leclair, Jr.
Exeter, N.H.
Pfc. William J. Powers
Westhaven, N.Y.
survived
     
Cpl. Richard N. Fogwell
Los Angeles
apprentice jet engine mechanic
S. Sgt. Jack E. Erickson
Mexia, Tex.
senior airplane repairman.

44-92022

 
22nd August 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36E Peacemaker
44-92022 Travis AFB, CA        
see next entry
               
Warren K. Peck              
   

44-92019

 
22nd August 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36E Peacemaker
44-92019 Travis AFB, CA        
see previous entry
               
               
   

44-92008

 
5th October 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92008 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH        
 
               
Richard D. Smith

see also
12th August 1950

             
   

49-2664

 
18th October 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2664 Carswell AFB, Texas Belly landed at Kirtland AFB, NM 12 crew
9 bailed out
   
 
           
1st Lt. Leslie W. Breckwell
[also seen as M. L. Breckwell]
landed aircraft
??
remained on board to help land the aircraft
??
remained on board to help land the aircraft
           
   

??-????

 
26th November 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
  Carswell AFB Landing gear  problems Crew ordered to bail-out    
 
               
Captain Clarence F. Horton
pilot

see also
14th August 1953

LT. Col. Paul R. Paskvan
co-pilot
1st Lt. Ernest O. Benefield
Flight Engineer
         
pilot, copilot and engineer brought the aircraft in for a smooth landing on damaged landing gear
Remained on the aircraft and successfully landed it at air base
16 bailed-out - CAN ANYONE PROVIDE NAMES or OTHER DETAILS concerning this incident.
               

Sgt Charles O. Kartochvill
injured leg
in bail-out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

   

??-????

This loss needs confirming
6th December 1951
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
    Landing gear  problems. Captain ordered the men to bail out because he was afraid the plane's landing gear would not hold with the electrical system inoperative Crew ordered to bail-out
12 bailed out
   
 
         
Captain Bowers
landed aircraft
       

12 bailed-out - CAN ANYONE PROVIDE NAMES or OTHER DETAILS concerning this incident.
         

 

 

 

 

 
         

 

 

 

 

 
   

49-2695

 
5th January 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2695 Rapid City AFB, SD        
 
               

Grahame Coffey

             
   
44-92063  
22nd January 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92063   Crashed Canada      
 
               

Major Wells F. "Zeke" Zerdecki

             
   

44-92042

 
Sunday 27th January 1952 
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92042 7th BW Made emergency landing at and undershot runway at RAF Boscombe Down with four engines not working x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

44-92080

 
Tuesday 29th January 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92080 Fairchild AFB Landed short of runway careering into snowbank x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

50-1067

 
Thursday 6th March 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36F Peacemaker
50-1067 Carswell AFB, Texas Landing gear collapsed during landing. Fuel leak and fire. x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

44-92050

 
Tuesday 15th April 1952
early morning

USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92050  92d Bomb Wing (H
326th Bomb Sq
Fairchild AFB
Washington
Crashed during take-off due to incorrectly set trim. Fifteen of the 17 crewmembers died x Conventional
 
               
               
   

50-1066

 
Wednesday 28th May 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36F Peacemaker
50-1066 11th BW
Carswell AFB
Landing gear collapsed during landing. Aircraft was returning to base due to the a panel becoming in flight 7 killed x Conventional
 
               
               
   

44-92038

 
Thursday 12th June 1952 
USAF
Convair
B-36B Peacemaker
44-92038 Convair, SD Ground fire x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

49-2679

 
Monday 4th August 1952


USAF

Convair
B-36F Peacemaker
49-2679 Carswell AFB, Texas x x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

49-2661

 
Tuesday 5th August 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2661 Convair Caught fire when approaching Lindbergh Field causing engine failure. Crashed into ocean off Mission Beach, California off the coast of San Diego Six of the eight crew members survived. The pilot and flight engineer flew the aircraft out to sea to avoid populated area and remained at controls to allow other crew to bail-out Conventional
 
               
David H. Franks
40
civilian test pilot
killed
Kenith Jackson (Jack) Rogers
34
flight engineer

Donald "Don" R. Maxion
26
second engineer

Roy Adkins
36
co-pilot

Walt "Hoofer" Hoffman
36
first engineer
killed

Bill Wilson
31
radar technician

Bill "Tex" Ashmore
39
engineer

 
Roy Sommers
26
radioman
  Dear reader,

I enjoyed reading your ejection seat site, which I found as I was
researching my late uncle's accident that occurred about a week after I was
born. Your site lists Kenneth Rogers as being killed in the accident. He
was one of the survivors of the B-36D 49-2661 incident that occurred off San
Diego, California on 5 August 1952.

In actual fact, the two crew members who did not survive the accident were:
Dave Franks, pilot, and Hoofer (Walt) Hoffman, Right Hand scanner's position
engineer.

Kenith* (Jack) Rogers did nearly drown when his flight suit leg zipper
locked and he was being pulled under the water by the hanging flight suit.
He was rescued and treated at a Navy Hospital. He finally told me about the
accident about 19 years later when I received my pilot's license and took
him for a ride in my plane.

I do appreciate that it is difficult to accurately track all accidents and I
hope my feedback on this one will help in maintaining the accuracy of your
site.

Sincerely,

Keith T. Chiles
in email 8th July 2012
entry amended and corrected 8th July 2012
*Please note spelling of name confirmed by family
 
  http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/b36net/DonaldMaxion/index.html
   

44-92051

 
Monday 1st September 1952
USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92051 Carswell AFB, Texas Hit by tornado and destroyed x x Conventional

notes

FORT WORTH, Tex., Sept. 2 (UP) -- "Much of the nation's B-36 atomic bomber fleet was threatened by fire today as workmen rushed to mop up high octane gasoline that flooded Carswell Air Force Base here after a sudden 100-mile-an-hour windstorm destroyed or damaged about thirty of the huge bombers."
New York Times.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Air Force reported today that a Texas tornado last week had damaged 106 B-36 heavy bombers and had destroyed another at a loss of far more than $48,000,000.

   

51-5719

 
Saturday 7th February 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
51-5719 Carswell Air Force Base, Texas Crashed Nethermore Woods, England having missed two approaches to RAF Fairford, Wiltshire All crew bailed out x Conventional
 
           

Lt. Col. Herman F. Gerick
34
700 Coates
aircraft commander

see also
Friday 11th December 1953


Maj. Douglas P. Miner
34
navigator

CONFIRM

see also
Friday 11th December 1953


Airman Second Class Frank Silvestri
24
gunner


CONFIRM

see also
Friday 11th December 1953


 


Capt. Newton Benham Jr
37
Dallas
broken ankle


 
           

 

 

 

 

 

 
           

 

 

 

 
   
   

51-5729

 
Thursday 12th February 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
51-5729  7th Bomb Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas Returning from Arctic bombing exercise. Crashed and burned on a hill near Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada 3 crew killed
six major injuries eight slightly injured.
x Conventional
 
Lt. Col. Clifford Schoeffler Maj. Cephus W. Godsey
first navigator
seriously injured
M. Sgt. John A. Zajas
first radio operator
seriously injured
M. Sgt. Herman J. Schrubbe
second radio operator
seriously injured
M. Sgt. Robert W. Yankaskas
gunner
seriously injured
M. Sgt. Edward Trybon
gunner
seriously injured
S. Sgt. Harry E. Schweitzer
in-flight maintenance mechanic
seriously injured
?? ??
Master Sgt. Lloyd E. Rogers
35
gunner
killed
Maj. Cephus Q. Godney
first navigator
killed
Master Sgt. Carroll W. Butin
34
gunner
believed killed
found alive in wreckage
Master Sgt. Hymen Towe
26
killed
Col. George T. Chadwell
Wing Commander
?? ?? ??
   

51-13719

 
Wednesday 18th February 1953
USAF
Convair
RB-36H Peacemaker
51-13719 28th SRW
Walker AFB, NM
Landing gear collapsed during landing. Fuel tank ruptured. Aircraft caught fire and burned out. x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

51-13721

 
Wednesday 18th March 1953
04:10 [Newfoundland time]

USAF
Convair
RB-36H Peacemaker
51-13721 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (Heavy)
Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
Lajes Airdrome,
the Azores
Crashed crashed 1.5 miles SE of Nut Cove near Burgoynes Cove, Newfoundland, Canada All crew killed x Conventional
 
   
photo via Bill McKern
         
Capt. Jacob H. Pruett Jr
Charlston, West Virginia
Aircraft Commander
Capt Orien F. Clark
[Orion ?]

Rapid City, Dakota
Pilot
Brigadier General Richard Elmer Ellsworth
Erie, Pennsylvania
Commander
Major Frank C. Wright
Eagle, Idaho
Pilot
Capt Stuart G. Fauhl
Bessemer,
Michigan
Observer / Navigator
Capt Harold G. Smith
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Photo-Navigator
Capt William P. Maher
Manchester, New Hampshire
Observer and Radar Operator
1st Lt Edwin James Meader
Delaware, Iowa
Aircraft Performance Engineer
       
photo via David Bransdor
     
1st Lt James E. Pace
Tampa, Florida
Aircraft Performance Engineer
 
Major John F. Murray
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ECM
1st Lt James A. Powell Jr.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Electronic Counter Measures / Observer
A/2C Robert H. Nall
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Observer
1st Lt Clifford Bransdor
Chicago, Illinois
Electronic Counter Measures / Observer
M Sgt Jack S. Winegardner
San Farcisco, California
Photographer
A/2C Morris H. Rogers
Cleanfield, Utah
Photographer
T Sgt Walter A. Plnski
[Plonski ?]
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Radio Operator
               
A/1C Burse J. Vaughn
Evansville, Indiana
Radio Operator
S Sgt Ira V. Beard
Sentinel. Oklahoma
Gunner
S Sgt Robert E. Ullom
Kingsville, Texas
Gunner
A/2C Phillip Mancos Jr.
Richmond, Virginia
Gunner
A/2C Keith E. Hoppons
[Hoppens ?]
Harvard, Nebraska
Gunner
A/1C Theodore J. Kuzik
West Orange, New Jersey
Gunner
T Sgt Jack H. Maltsberger
Lake Stevens, Washington
Crew Chief
 
   

51-5752

 
25th February 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
51-5752 Rapid City AFB, SD        
 
               
Jules M. Fantel              
   

51-13724

 
6th July 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
51-13724 Ellsworth AFB, SD        
 
               
Herbert Trost              
   

44-92039

 
8th July 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92039 Limestone AFB, ME        
 
               
James J. Orth              
   

52-1369

 
Wednesday 5th August 1953
USAF
Convair
RB-36F Peacemaker
52-1369 5th SRW Crashed into Atlantic circa 450 miles from Prestwick, Ayr 19 killed
4 survived and rescued
x Conventional
 
               
               
   

52-1361

 
14th August 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
52-1361 Limestone AFB, ME 3 miles east of air base      
 
               
Clarence F. Horton

see also
26th November 1951

             
   

52-1389

 
27th August 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
52-1389 Ellsworth AFB, AD        
 
               
Enos L. Cleland, Jr.              
   

49-2659

 
11th October 1953
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
49-2659 Limestone AFB, ME        
 
               
William H. Dye              
   

44-92071

 
Friday 11th December 1953
14:37 MST

USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92071 7th Bombardment Wing
Carswell AFB
Ferry flight from Carswell Air Force Base to Biggs AFB to  transfer to the 95th Bomb Wing. Crashed 2.5 miles north of El Paso, Texas 9 killed x Conventional
 
                 
Lt. Col. Herman F. Gerick
Aircraft  Commander

see also
Saturday 7th February 1953

Major George C. Morford
Pilot
Major Douglas A. Miner
Navigator

see also
Saturday 7th February 1953

1st Lt. Gary B. Fent
Flight Engineer
M Sgt Royal Freeman
 Radio Operator
A/1c Edwin D. Howe
Gunner
A/2c Frank Silvestri
Gunner

see also
Saturday 7th February 1953

1st Lt James M. Harvey
492nd Bomb Squadron Staff Flight Engineer
1st Sgt Dewey Taliaferro
Passenger
   

44-92061

 
29th January 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92061 Limestone AFB, Maine        
see below
               
Victor L. Sandacz              
   

44-92061

 
1st February 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92061 Limestone AFB, Maine        
see above
               
Richard E. Frantz              
   

44-92076

 
29th February 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92076 Eielson AFB, AK        
 
               
Bobby J. Lilly              
   

44-92069

 
Friday 26th February 1954
also seen as 27th

USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92069 Fairchild AFB Landing gear collapsed during taxiing. Fuel tank ruptured. Aircraft caught fire and burned out. x x Conventional
 
               
Leo J. Moffatt              
   

44-92032

 
Monday 29th March 1954
17:30

USAF
Convair
B-36 Peacemaker
44-92032 325th BS
92nd BW
Fairchild AFB
Crashed and burned during take-off at Fairchild Air Force Base 7 killed, 3 survive x Conventional
 
         
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killed
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killed
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killed
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killed
??
killed
         
??
killed
??
killed
??
survived
??
survived
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survived
   

44-92030

 
13th April 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92030 Limestone AFB, Maine        

see also Saturday 5th March 1955 

               
Charles L. Rockwood              
   

52-1360

 
22nd May 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36H Peacemaker
52-1360 Limestone AFB, Maine        
 
               
Leno Pezzato              
   

51-13722

 
Friday 27th August 1954
22:11

USAF
Convair
RB-36H Peacemaker
51-13722 77th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron of the 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
Ellsworth Air Force Base
Landed short of runway 12 after

MEADE 2 MI NNW, SD

27 on board
24 were killed
x Conventional
 
                 
Lt Col Wray  [Ray?] Cotterill
Aircraft Commander
1st Lt Roger Bumps
Pilot
rescued from the wreckage
Captain Neal Williams
Co-pilot
 Major Martin Margolin
Navigator
 Major Harold Chambers
Photo-Navigator
 Captain James MacDaniel
Radar-Navigator
 Captain Roy Wegner
Engineer

 

 MSgt William Ratagick
Engineer
A/1C Glenn Kerri
E.C.M.
                 
TSgt Charles Briggs
E.C.M.
 MSgt Carl Boyd
Radio Operator
 A/1C James Swanson
Radio Operator
A/1C Russell Wilson
Photo
A/2C Allen Jenkins
Photo
MSgt Dean McKever
Gunner
A/1C John Baker
Gunner
A/1C George Gross
Gunner
SSgt Dennis Murphy
Gunner
                 
A/2C George Hertnecky
Gunner
A/2C William Lynch
Radio Operator
2nd Lt Richard Crittenden
Navigator
2nd Lt Joseph Mullan
Engineer
A/2C Marcel Herbert
Photo
A/2C Billy Campbell
Photo
A/2C Donald Wolf
Gunner
Captain Philip Toups
E.C.M.
rescued from the wreckage
A/1C John Harvey
E.C.M.
rescued from the wreckage
 
   

44-92097

 
Saturday 28th August 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92097 Briggs AFB Lost power during approach and crashed x x Conventional
 
               
               
   

44-92081

 
22nd September 1954
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92081   15 miles east of Missoula, Montana      
 
               
Raymond H. Grant              
   

44-92029

 
Tuesday 8th February 1955
USAF
Convair
B-36D Peacemaker
44-92029 Biggs AFB,  El Paso Windshear during landing, exploded and burned on the runway at Carswell AFB x x Conventional
 
               
Joseph A. Barren              
   

44-92030

 
Saturday 5th March 1955  
USAF
Convair B-36D Peacemaker 44-92030 Loring AFB, ME Wing hit snowbank during landing x x Conventional

see also 13th April 1954

               
George H. Bailey Joseph R. Henry            
   

52-2818

 
Wednesday 25th May 1955
USAF
Convair B-36J Peacemaker 52-2818 40th BS
6th BW
Broke up in flight in severe thunderstorm near Drennon Ranch, Glasscock County, south west of Sterling City, Texas Crew killed x Conventional
   
   

52-1387

 
Wednesday 4th January 1956
USAF
Convair RB-36H Peacemaker 52-1387 Ellsworth AFB Swerved during landing. Crashed and burned Crew OK x Conventional
   
   

44-92041

 
Thursday 19th January 1956
USAF
Convair B-36 Peacemaker 44-92041 Biggs AFB Heavy landing x x Conventional
   
   

??-?????

 
15th November 1956
USAF
Convair B-36 Peacemaker   Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD On flight from Lowry AFB. Crashed in field in East Denver. Too low for crew bail out All 21 crew escaped the burning wreck    
 
 Capt. Regis Powers
Aircraft Commander
Allegany, Md
Svh Joseph P. Pershica
27
Marretta
Sgt. Oliver Weybright
34
Rapid City
fractured skull
Captain John O'Connell Jr.
Chattanooga, Tenn

Captain O'Connell was killed in the crash of a B-52 on 11th February 1958

     
             
             
   

51-13720

 
Friday 16th November 1956
USAF
Convair B-36 Peacemaker 51-13720 Lincoln AFB One of two struck by F-80 on flightline x x Conventional

??-?????

 
Friday 16th November 1956
USAF
Convair B-36 Peacemaker   Lincoln AFB Second of two struck by F-80 on flightline x x Conventional
   

51-5741

 
Friday 7th June 1957
USAF
Convair B-36H Peacemaker 51-5741 Carswell AFB, Texas x x x Conventional
   

51-5745

 
Saturday 9th November 1957
USAF
Convair RB-36H Peacemaker 51-5745 Ramey Air Force Base, PR Ground mishap x x Conventional
   
   
Check Griemsmann survived crash in 1956
  Clay Franklin Zowarka ???P

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