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|Pilot Captain Stanley Keith O'Kelley, AO776002 (KIA, BR) Dunsmuir, CA
Co-pilot Captain John Ernst Roche, AO2029268 (survived)
Crew Capt. John Cyrus Ward, AO865270 (MIA / KIA)
Crew Major Francisco Joseph Tejeda, AO726704 (MIA / KIA)
Crew Captain Frank Ernest Beyer, AO209328 (MIA / KIA) Webber Falls, OK
Navigator 1st Lt. Edmund Joseph Czyz, AO2072656 (MIA / KIA) Chicago, IL
Navigator 1st Lt. James Gordon Keith, AO2092926 (WIA, died) Hobart, OK
Navigator 1st Lt. Lloyd Clayton Wiggins, AO695999 (MIA / KIA)
Crew Captain Warren John Sanderson, AO2066184 (MIA / KIA) Parks Rapids, MN
Crew Captain Robert Elbon Stalnaker, AO761337 (MIA / KIA) Webster Springs, WV
Engineer MSgt Francis Luther Brown, AF1905397 (KIA, BR) Modesto, CA
Crew S/Sgt. Donald Wayne Gabree, AF19333787 (MIA / KIA) Montpelier, VT
Crew S/Sgt. Donald George Hill, AF19353976 (MIA / KIA)
Crew A1C Roland Edgar Goulet, AF12323933 (MIA / KIA)
Crew A2C Earl Wilbur Radelin, Jr., AF14370732 (MIA / KIA) Chattanooga, TN
Crew A2C Charles Joseph Russell, AF13391658 (MIA / KIA) Philadelphia, PA
Crew A2C Earl W. Radlein, Jr., AF14370723 (MIA / KIA) Chattanooga, TN
Tail gunner A2C James Edwin Woods, AF2441312 (MIA / KIA) Buckingham, WV
Crashed July 29, 1953
Built by Boeing. Manufacture Number 15830. Delivered to the U. S. Air Force (USAF) as B-50B-50-BO Superfortress serial number 47-145. This bomber was modified as RB-50G ELINT with additional radar and B-50D type nose, sometimes also referred to as RB-50D. Assigned to the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (91st SRS) based at Yokato AFB. No known nickname or nose art.
On July 29, 1953 took off piloted by Captain Stanley Keith O'Kelley on a mission with a total of seventeen aboard. Shot down south of Askold Island near Vladivostok by a pair of MiG-17s (other sources say MiG-15s) over the Sea of Japan. The sole survivor was Captain John Ernst Roche.
O'Kelley was officially declared dead on July 29, 1953. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery at section OS, row 9, site 4. He earned the Purple Heart, posthumously, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean War Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Roche retired from the U. S. Air Force (USAF) with the rank of Major. He passed away December 1, 2002. He is buried at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery in Naranja, FL in section C.
Sanderson also has a memorial marker at Skatvold Cemetery in Climax, MN.
Brown was officially declared dead on July 29, 1953. He is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery at section R, site 340.
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August 5, 2020
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