Black, Fred, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, Oklahoma Air National Guard
Service Years
- 1951
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Date of Passing
Apr 27, 1951
 
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Last Known Activity
Date: 27-APR-1951
Time:  
Type:
North American F-51D Mustang
Owner/operator: United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 44-84973
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 12
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 10 mi S of Perkins, OK -   United States of America
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  

Narrative:
Mid-air collision with B-36 49-2658.

 

Date: 27-APR-1951
Time: 13:41 CST
Type: Silhouette image of generic b36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair B-36D-25-CF Peacemaker
Owner/operator: United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-2658
C/n / msn: 115
Fatalities: Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 10 mi S of Perkins, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Carswell AFB, TX
Destination airport: Carswell AFB, TX
Narrative:
Four F-51D Mustangs from the 185th TRS carried out gunnery training passes on three B-36 Peacemakers from 436th BS at an altitude of 20,000 feet. After a series of high side passes, the Mustangs began making high frontal passes when one of them, F-51D 44-84973 (pilot 1st Lt. Fred Black), struck the B-36D 49-2658 (pilot Maj. William J. Apgar) on the top left about nine feet back from the nose and burst into flames after breaking apart, killing the fighter pilot instantly. The bomber porpoised for several seconds and pitched up into a steep climb until falling into a spiral dive to the left. Only one of the gunners had managed to leave the aircraft by parachute before the tail section broke off and threw three more gunners clear of the wreckage. These four men were the only survivors as none of the crewmen in the forward sections were able to escape the falling bomber as it spun to the ground.

Sources:
http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/mid_air.htm
http://www.air-and-space.com/b-36%20wrecks.htm#49-2658

 


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