|United States Air Force||19th Bomb Wing (SAC)||
12th July 1960
|Homestead AFB, Florida|
|Captain Cassius N. Davison|
Cassius N. Davison
3. 35 Years old
4. July 12, 1960
7. Boeing B-47
8. Contained in newspaper clipping
9. Contained on wreckage picture.
10 19th Bomb Wing (SAC)
12. Don't remember
13 Homestead AFB, Florida
14. 19000 ft.
15 425 Knots Indicated airspeed
16 20 degrees nose down
17 Between Naples and Clewiston Florida
18 Florida everglades
20 Peace time
21. Initiated bailout
22 Canopy jettisoned when ejection was initiated
23 Landed in water---Inflated dingy
24 Broken Sternum and third finger on right hand. Finger caught in ejection seat firing mechanism. Opening shock of parachute broke sternum
27 Weber ejection seat. Parachute maker unknown
28 The mission was to give a night aerial refueling check to a pilot (Saunders) We met the tanker (KC-97) over the Gulf of Mexico. After descending from 29,000 feet to 15000 ft to join up with the tanker, we made contact and took on about 50000 pounds of fuel. Upon completion of the refueling, we climbed back to 29,000 ft and that was when the number 4 engine exploded. The rest is contained in the clippings.
30 None before--only after and have forwarded them to you.
31 Already sent them.
32. Only as contained in the clippings.
34 Upgrade of the "Anti-stall Prevention System" for jet engines.
35 No objection to information being held on your data base.