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19500904 0000 ACR

 

 

Two (2) orbit missions flown by SB-17 and SB-29 aircraft logging 18:05 hours flying time. One (1) rescue SB-29 flew cover for an H-5 rescue aircraft in North Korean territory.

Two (2) SB-17's were used to search the area where an F-51 crashed on 3 September 1950. A 500 feet low altitude search was made with negative results. ADCC notified this Flight that an aircraft had sighted a man in a life-raft at the approximate location [where the] aircraft was supposed to have crashed. Two (2) crash boats were ordered to the scene and investigation disclosed the object in the water to be a large yellow box. No aircraft wreckage was located.

This Squadron held a Commanders conference this date. All matters effecting the overall operation of the Third Air rescue Squadron were discussed, decisions rendered, and plans made to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of this organization.

One (1) SB-17 while on a search mission was requested to intercept a C-46 aircraft between Tsushima island and Pusan AB, and escort it to Ashiya. The C-46 aircraft had sheared approximately four (4) feet of one wing in the process of taking-off from Pusan AB, the aircraft had three (3) crew members and seventeen (17) passengers aboard. Interception was successful and aircraft landed safely at Ashiya AB.

Kokura CIC notified this organization at 2234/I that an F-51 had crashed in Shimone prefecture near the town of Ashkuramura, 25 mi NW of Iwakuni. Iwakuni AB was contacted and information was obtained that the pilot had been returned to his home station.

The Helicopter Detachment in Korea made twenty (20) evacuation and three (3) whole blood deliveries to front line aid stations flying 16:45 hours.

 

 

 


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4 September 1950

4 September 1950
Two (2) orbit missions flown by SB-17 and SB-29 aircraft logging 18:05 hours flying time. One (1) rescue SB-29 flew cover for an H-5 rescue aircraft in North Korean territory.

Two (2) SB-17's were used to search the area where an F-51 crashed on 3 September 1950. A 500 feet low altitude search was made with negative results. ADCC notified this Flight that an aircraft had sighted a man in a liferaft at the approximate location [where the] aircraft was supposed to have crashed. Two (2) crash boats were ordered to the scene and investigation disclosed the object in the water to be a large yellow box. No aircrat wreckage was located.

This Squadron held a Commanders conference this date. All matters effecting the overall operation of the Third Air rescue Squadron were discussed, decisions rendered, and plans made to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of this organization.

One (1) SB-17 while on a search mission was requested to intercept a C-46 aircraft between Tsushima island and Pusan AB, and escort it to Ashiya. The C-46 aircraft had sheared approximately four (4) feet of one wing in the process of taking-off from Pusan AB, the aircraft had three (3) crew members and seventeen (17) passengers aboard. Interception was successful and aircraft landed safely at Ashiya AB.

Kokura CIC notified this organization at 2234/I that an F-51 had crashed in Shimone prefecture near the town of Ashkuramura. Iwakuni AB was contacted and information was obtained that the pilot had been returned to his home station.

The Helicopter Detachment in korea made twenty (20) evacuation and three (3) whole blood deliveries to front line aid stations flying 16:45 hours.


This information taken from the official 3rd Rescue Squadron history archived at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base.

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