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Capt Frank J Liske
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1922
Death: Nov. 16, 1949
San Joaquin County
California, USA

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Captain Liske was the Navigator aboard U.S. Air Force B-29-70-BW
Superfortress #44-69939. While on a "round robin" training flight from Spokane
Air Force Base, with a mock bombing target to Stockton, California, then onward
to Ogden, Utah, then a return home, tragedy struck at 23:45 hours on the night of
November 16th, 1949. Two in the group of thirteen Superfortresses collided at
26,000 feet above Stockton and plunged to earth in flaming wreckage. Only two
airmen survived by bailing out in
time and parachuted safely to ground. Captain Liske and eight other fliers
perished when the aircraft impacted in 6-10 feet of mud on Rindge Tract Island in the San Joaquin Delta, about 11
miles to the northwest. One crewmember parachuted to safety from the other B-29
(#44-86364) but nine were killed when it impacted on McDonald Island about 2 miles further south of this crashsite.

Note: Not in Woodmere Cemetery
Note: Not in Mount Olivet Cemetery


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Note: From Dearborn, Michigan
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Sep 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97728761
 

92nd Bomb Group, 325th Bomb Squadron
- Tim Cook
 Added: Sep. 24, 2012
 
 
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