1956 B-47 disappearance
The 1956 B-47 disappearance occurred on 10 March 1956 over the Mediterranean Sea.
A B-47E Stratojet similar to the incident aircraft.
|Date||10 March 1956|
|Summary||Missing, status unknown|
|Aircraft type||Boeing B-47E Stratojet|
|Operator||United States Air Force|
|Flight origin||MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, United States|
|Destination||Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco|
A Boeing B-47 Stratojet took off from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, in the United States for a non-stop flight to Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco, and completed the first of two planned aerial refueling without incident.
Despite an extensive search, no debris or bodies were ever found, and the crash site has never been located.
The crew was declared dead (MIA presumed KIA):
- Captain Robert H. Hodgin, 31, the aircraft commander
- Captain Gordon M. Insley, 32, observer
- 2nd Lt. Ronald L. Kurtz, 22, pilot
- Aircraft Serial Number Search
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- Aerospaceweb.org – Broken Arrow Nuclear Weapon Accidents
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