Dow Air Force Base – May 26, 1949
On May 26, 1949, an Air Force F-84B Thunderjet, (#45-59537), was returning to Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, Maine, due to an onboard fire. The plane crash landed in a wooded area next to the field, smashing its way through 100 feet of brush and small trees before erupting in flame. The pilot managed to escape unharmed.
The pilot was identified by the press as being 2nd Lt. Albert H. Bull, 22, of Verbank, New York, assigned to the 49th Fighter Squadron at Dow AFB.
Source: Lewiston Daily Sun, “Dow Air Base Pilot Survives Jet Crash”, May 27, 1949