FROM N.Y. TIMES OF NOV. 8, 1954
TOKYO, Monday, Nov. 8 ( AP )
Following is the text of the United States Air Force announcement today on the crash of the RB-29:
The United States Air Force RB-29 of the Ninety-first Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, which crashed
yesterday morning , went down after it was fired upon by two Russian-built Mig-type fighters.
Both Migs made two firing passes at the reconnaissance bomber, setting it afire. All eleven crew members
The plane crashed on the Island of Hokkaido, ten miles east of the town of Kenebetsu. Ten of the eleven
crew members landed safely on the ground. The eleventh was found dead.
The survivors were picked up by USAF trucks and taken to Kenebetsu, where they were picked up by a C-47
and flown to their home station at Yokota Air Base, Tokyo. Hospital authorities at Yokota said the ten
men were in excellent condition.
The RB-29, which was on a photo-mapping mission, crashed at 11:53 AM. Crew members did not fire