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DaveTrojan

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Seeking information about this Tuskegee Airmen accident. May 1949 Las Vegas NV

 Harry Stewart, a retired engineer and natural gas pipeline company executive who lives in Bloomfield, Mich. Stewart is one of two surviving members of the 1949 four-man Tuskegee team. Stewart’s memories of the 1949 Air Force gunnery meet his account of the competition’s one tragedy:

“We had a double fatality out there, in an F-82, and one of them was one of our crew chiefs, a fellow named Austin. He had asked the F-82 pilot, who was white, if he could take a ride with him in the empty second cockpit. It was the guy’s first dive-bombing attempt, and he failed to pull out in time.”

INFO on the F-82 accident wanted? 

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Wed 11 May 1949

F-82 crash 11 May 1949 Indian Springs area NV.jpg 

F-82 crash 11 May 1949 Indian Springs area NV [2].jpg 


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Thanks Walt

I now know it was 

490511 TIBBETS, RALPH M  F-82E 46-309 LAS VEGAS 44 MI NW, NV

Still looking for more info
Anyone been looking in the Indian Springs area NV? 
Is that area restricted access? 

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I wonder how close it is to where the Thunderbirds crashed in 1982.  
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