Date & Time: Dec 7, 1941 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
40-2049
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2049
YOM:
1940
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching the Oahu Island on a flight from California, the aircraft was attacked by Japanese fighters. The captain was able to complete an emergency landing on a beach located near the Bellows Field AFB. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, all eight crew members were unhurt. The accident occurred during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Crew (38th Reconnaissance Squadron):
1st Lt Robert H. Richards 7.
Probable cause:
Shot down by Japanese fighters.