Capt William Anson Baldwin, Jr

Capt William Anson Baldwin, Jr

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Death 13 Dec 1957 (aged 37)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 99266491 · View Source
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Captain Baldwin was killed in the crash of U.S. Air Force B-47E Stratojet #52-186 while attempting an emergncy landing at Duluth Municipal Airport in Minnesota when the flight crew believed they had an in-flight wing fire. An investigation concluded the crew experienced a weather phenomena known as aerodynamic vapor condensation, during a routine flight from their base in Lincoln, Nebraska, which gave the appearance of gray smoke over the wing, at the same time an engine warning light appeared. Major William Gardner called in a "mayday" and shut down his left wing engines, but the bomber lost power while making a final left bank turn for the city airport and crashed into woods.

Reported as a resident of St. Louis, Missouri.

Also killed were:

Major William F Gardner
Capt Byron H Blackmore

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CAPTAIN 343 BOMB SQ AF
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 20 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99266491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Anson Baldwin, Jr (10 Jul 1920–13 Dec 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99266491, citing Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .