Accident Northrop A-17 35-149,
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Date:Sunday 7 September 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic a17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop A-17
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 35-149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Greencastle, IN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Scott Field, IL
Destination airport:Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
According to coverage from the Sept 8, 1941 edition of the Daily Banner, Lt. Col Rufus Davidson and Maj Fred Murchison were flying their Northrop A-17 during what was described as a “savage” thunderstorm rolling through the area. At about 4:50am they crashed into a wooded hillside a mile and a half west of the county line.


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16-Sep-2021 11:57 DavidMc Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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