CAPTAIN, 830 BOMB SQ, 509 BOMB WING
Captain Venskus was one of eleven airmen
aboard US Air Force B-50D Superfortress
#49-0271 killed when the bomber stalled and
crashed shortly after takeoff from RAF
The aircraft lost airspeed when the pilot
attempted to avoid a collision with other
bombers that were assembling into formation
for a training mission.
The air crew were from Walker Air Force Base
near Roswell, New Mexico.
The eleven airmen who perished were:
Capt. Albin F. Venskus, A/C Pilot
Capt. Fillmore T Avdevich
Capt. Harold R Rau, Jr
Capt. Constantine Wolski
Major Gail M Young, Observer/Instr.
Msgt. Willis M Gray
SSgt. Henry T Kemp, Jr
A1C William E Barnes
A1C Robert E Bayles
A1C Patrick L Birdsell
A1C James S Frazier
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