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1963-1973

 

Date

Name(s)

Location

Insignia

Notes

10 JAN 14

CW3 Andrew L. McAdams [P]
SGT Drew M. Scobie [C]
CIV Kristopher L. Noble

Afghanistan

TF ODIN
KA-300 (N)
195AE "PURSUE 46"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed 1.8nm of runway while on base leg approach to Bagram. Investigation determined that A/C was flown within 2 mi of a C-17 and entered wake turbulence at approx 400-500 AGL and departed controlled flight and hit ground at high velocity and high angle of impact.

13 OCT 09

CIV Randolph Bergquist [P]
CIV J.B. Anderson [P]
CIV Jeff Lehner [C]

Afghanistan

LOCKHEED MARTIN
C-12C
#78-23135 "RED HANDED 56"
A/C crashed while on a counter-narcoterrorism operation in Nuristan province. A/C was found 7 days later.

12 AUG 03

CPT Kevin M. Norman [PI]
CW3 David W. Snow [IP]

Korea

A/6/52 AVN
C-12F
#84-0169
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on a maintenance test flight 7 mi SW of Camp Humphreys. A/C entered a spin while performing stall checks.

15 MAR 02

CW4 Lowell K. Timmons [P]

Arizona

Golden Knights
UV-20A
#79-23253
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Midair collision with a civilian aircraft near Marana airport while conducting routine aerial training for the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team. Civilian acft landed safely.

27 MAR 01

CW4 George A. Graves [P]
CW4 Lance L. Hill [P]

Germany

1/205 MI
RC-12K
#85-0154
Recon A/C mysteriously plummeted into a remote forest NE of Nuremberg.

03 MAR 01

CW4 Johnny W. Duce [P]
CW2 Eric P. Larson [P]
SSG Robert F. Ward Jr [FE]
21 Virginia NG killed

Georgia

Det 1, H/171 AVN (FL ARNG)
C-23B
#93-1336
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed due to cargo shifting during turbulent weather (Official). The head of the investigation dissented and blamed extreme turbulence and windshear with faulty weather radar, poor route selection, and imbalance of cargo as the cause of the accident.

23 JUL 99

CPT Jennifer J. Odom [P]
CW2 Thomas G. Moore [CP]
CPT Jose A. Santiago Jr [C]
PFC T. Bruce Cluff [C]
PFC Ray E. Krueger [C]
2 MAJ killed (Colombian AF)

Colombia

D/204 MI BN
RC-7
#N5382W
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into a mountain in southern Colombia. Pentagon stated no evidence that narco-guerrillas shot down the plane.

06 NOV 98

CW3 Daniel W. Hunter [IP]
2LT Kelly D. Hall

Germany

1/205 MI
RC-12K
#85-00151
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
While conducting routine training near town of Erlach, A/C departed controlled flight, entered clockwise spin from which crew was unable to recover.

16 APR 97

CW3 Allen D. Clark [P]
CPT Michael A. Norris [P]

Georgia

B/224 MI
RC-12N
#89-0272
A/C plummeted into a marsh of the state nature preserve near Ossabaw Island, while on a routine training mission.

12 NOV 92

COL Thomas Clark [P]
CWO John Pospisil [CP]
SFC Richard E. Brink
BG Thomas C. Carroll
MG Kenneth W. Himsel
SGM Llewellyn A. Kahklen
SGT Michael J. Schmidt
COL Wilfred E. Wood

Alaska

AK ARNG
C-12F
#85-1261 "GUARD 261"
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Crashed into a mountain range, at an elevation of 2600' in the Chilkat Range, on approach to the Juneau airport.

16 JUL 92

MAJ Michael B. Farmer [P]
DAC William Abbott
DAC Robert D. Robbins

Georgia

USAATTC
C-23A
#84-0466
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C from Ft. Rucker was in cruise flight at 5500' AGL, performing an air-worthiness evaluation. During cruise configuration with gear and flaps up, crew performed single-engine stalls with critical engine (right side) shut down and prop feathered. When A/C approached stall speed it snap-rolled right about 115 deg, continued to roll about with right wing in nose-low attitude. At 4000' AGL, A/C stabilized in a fully inverted position but continued slowly rotating counterclockwise, impacting ground inverted, nose low, with little fwd airspeed and was consumed in post-crash fire 4 mi N of Colquitt at approx. 0830 hrs.

13 NOV 90

DAC Thurman F. Garnand [IP]
MAJ Thomas V. Hart
CW2 Paul L. Godwin

Florida

 

Flight Safety International
Beechcraft King Air A90
#N2EP
A/C crashed and burned while trying to land near runway at Bob Sikes Airport, where a wheel was found and then skidded 100 yds before stopping upside down, during a training flight from Ft. Rucker.

01 DEC 89

CW4 Gaylord M. Bishop [P]
CW4 Howard E. Morton [CP]
SPC Peter Rivera-Santos [C]
PFC Mark C. Elkins [C]
CIV Ronald N. Whiteley Jr

Maryland

INSCOM
CASA-212
#88-0320 (N296CA)
News Article
A/C crash occurred shortly before preparing to land at Patuxent River NAS. The crew had been conducting tests of tracking equipment during the short flight from Davison AAF at Ft Belvoir. A/C abruptly rolled right about 60 degrees, pitch nose down about 80 degrees, crashed and sank into the water about 50 yds off shore, in 45' deep water. Reportedly, A/C crashed because the flight crew inadvertently selected "beta range" on the propellers at 800', stalled and crashed into the river.

16 DEC 88

CWO James L. Pearson [MP]

Georgia

A/151 MI (GA ARNG)
OV-1D
#62-5885
A/C hit the ground in a small clearing in a nose-low, left-wing low side slip. Crew compartment was destroyed on impact and left engine was embedded into the ground about 6'. Pilot was found 300' from initial point of impact still strapped in his seat. Crash occurred in Cherokee County about 2 mi W of I-75 shortly after takeoff from Dobbins AFB.

23 DEC 87

CIV William T. Lamb [P]
CIV Terry M. Miller
CIV Ferrell V. Walker

Oklahoma

 

T-42A
#65-12703
A/C crashed while on a routine maintenance test flight 4 miles south of Cache. The plane had taken off from Fort Sill's Henry Post Airfield. The three civilians worked for Doss Aviation.

24 MAY 87

WO1 Mark T. Beggs [P]
PFC Joseph W. Price [TO]

Florida

158 MI (GA ARNG)
OV-1C
#60-3749
A/C was in trail formation about 1 mi apart in cruise flight about 800' AGL and 170 KIAS when lead rolled right and descended into water while practicing ways to stop drug smugglers south of Miami in Elbow Cay.

20 JAN 87

MAJ Michael G. Johnston [P]
DAC Carroll L. Baird [P]
BG David Stem

Missouri

Anniston Army Depot AVN DIV
U-21A
#67-18061
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Mid-air with Sachs Electric Co. Piper PA-31 at 7,000' MSL over the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence while enroute to Ft. Leavenworth. There were 3 fatalities on the civilian aircraft.

22 SEP 86

CW4 Robert L. Collins [P]
CW4 Richard W. Stein [P]

Arizona

A/470 MI
RG-8A
#85-0048 "SENIOR BAND"
A/C crashed shortly before 1200 hrs on private property SW of the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport during training mission from Ft. Huachuca.

24 APR 86

CW3 Peter G. Petersen [P]

California

 

[Need A/C Unit]
L-13
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed during training at Edwards AFB.

13 JUL 85

CW4 Phillip A. Parrish II [IP]
3 ground injuries

Georgia

A/158 MI (GA ARNG)
OV-1C
#61-2686
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
During a check ride and approx 200' AGL, IP cut #1 engine, however due to the temp and DA the A/C would not respond and began to roll inverted. Pilot ejected on command (using the lower handle) as the A/C rolled through 90 deg. At the same time that pilot pulled his handle, IP pulled the upper handle on his seat. However the delay from the upper handle allowed the A/C to roll completely inverted at the time of IP's ejection. A/C crashed approx. 1 mile from Winder-Barrow airport runway at 1238 hours.

12 DEC 84

CW3 Richard N. Blunt [P]
CW2 John D. Hensley [CP]
LTC James E. Palmer
MSG William Reeves

Virginia

18 AVN
U-21A
#67-18062
Twin-engine plane from Ft. Bragg crashed and exploded 500' from the airstrip in dense blanket of fog near Davison AAF at Ft. Belvoir.

20 OCT 83

CW2 James Q. Tyner Jr [P]
CIV John R. Bailey
MAJ David M. Bishop

Georgia

81 ARCOM
U-8F
#62-3839
News Article
A/C was on a training flight out of Dobbins AFB at approx 1900-2100' AGL when airspeed was reduced, landing gear and flaps lowered, and began doing 180-deg turns. A/C snaprolled left and entered a steep, descending spiral and crashed through a grove of trees and exploded at approx 1300 hours on a wooded farm near Hiram. Cause was due to stall at altitude too low for recovery.

15 NOV 82

CW3 Hugh A. Lammons [P]
CIV John D. Ottomeyer [OB]

California

USAAEF
OV-1C
#68-15948
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was undergoing dynamic and static spin testing to determine what effect the SLAR boom had on the A/C. A/C went inverted after a commanded "throttle chop" on the left engine. A/C entered a spin and, too low to recover, crew tried to eject. A/C impacted inverted, right wing first.

26 JAN 82

CW3 Warnie B. Anderson [P]
DAC IP injured

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1D
#67-18920
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Crew was performing a two-engine go-around at 104 KIAS and 150' AGL when left engine failed. A/C began rolling to left as IP continued flight while trying to restart the inop engine. When it became apparent that control would be lost, IP order rated student pilot to eject, but he failed to do so. A/C was conducting IP training out of Ft. Rucker and crashed at uncontrolled airport in GA. DAC injured in ejection.

28 OCT 81

CW2 Roger A. Thiel [P]
SP5 Gordon R. Brown [OB]

Germany

73 AVN
OV-1D
#69-17003
News Article
A/C crashed approx 3 mi S of Bitburg AB near Meilbrueck. A/C was on a VFR photo mission at approx 400' AGL, entered a right turn by applying 30-deg of bank. Pilot increased bank to about 90 deg and allowed A/C to assume nose-low attitude. Turn was in excess of ATM bank standards, and A/C was returned to wings-level attitude with a high vertical sink rate just before impact.

14 JAN 81

CW3 Sandy L. Oliphant [P]
SSG Roger A. Meadows [OB]

Texas

B/15 MI
OV-1C
#68-15935
News Article
A/C from Ft Hood crashed and burned near Lampasas during a maintenance test flight for engine rigging and nose gear strut replacement. The INS had stretched a wire/pulled a pin at a computer connector and the pin relocked.

27 FEB 80

CW4 Gerald L. Randall [P]
SP5 Kenneth P. Seeley [OB]

Arizona

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1D
#69-16999
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a routine training mission from Libby AAF and proceeded in a route over pilot's house. A/C flew in easterly direction at low-level over house continuing over a highway at approx 100' AGL, then entered a steep climb to near vertical position, stalled and rolled to an inverted nose-down position and crashed due to insufficient altitude to recover and burst into flames. Investigation determined ejection was not attempted. Crash due to unauthorized low-level flight combined with high airspeed, high gross weight and steep bank angles.

05 APR 79

CPT Donald G. Monk [P]
CW3 Michael L. Mooring [IP]

California

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1D
#69-17000
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Crew was conducting aerial maneuvers at specified altitudes at China Lake, which included flight below 100' AGL. A/C went through a series of maneuvers and during a low-level outbound run, A/C went into a bank in excess of 90 deg and a high rate of descent from 865' AGL, disappeared from sight behind a hill and crashed left wing low with aft portion dragging the ground for 140' before the fuselage hit ground. A/C began breaking up, strewing wreckage for approx 1100'.

1979

P killed

 

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1
[Need Tail#]
Approx 16 min into training flight, A/C crashed in wooded area killing the pilot who did not attempt ejection. Definite cause could not be determined.

29 JUL 78

CPT Michael D. McClendon [P]
SFC Ronald R. Conquest [OB]

Alaska

172 MIDAS
OV-1C
#67-18917
News Article
A/C crashed during a routine flight near Paxson Lake while enroute to Cordova.

13 JUL 78

CIV Ivan B. King [P]
CIV Dennis J. Gabriel [P]
CPT Walter C. McClesky Jr
SSG Luis I. Lebatard
1 injured

North Carolina

USAIMA
DHC-7
A/C crashed in a cornfield at approx 2145 hours during an Army training exercise (Robin Sage) near Fort Bragg after hitting a tree on an unlit airstrip.

12 FEB 78

CW3 William H. Branan Jr [P]
SP5 Lawson O. Bittaker [OB]

Georgia

GA ARNG
OV-1C
#61-02698
News Article
After take-off the pilot requested a return landing, reporting a runaway prop but didn't declare an emergency. A/C circled around for final approach to the runway and started losing altitude. Pilot maneuvered the disabled A/C over a large apartment complex, when A/C started taking out treetops 18' AGL. TO was given the command to eject, as he ejected the A/C rolled inverted slamming him into the ground killing him instantly. Pilot never ejected as the A/C crashed in the woods on the opposite side of Hwy 401 from across the runway at Dobbins AFB. During maintenance of the engine, glass pellets used in the shot peening process to clean the inside of the engine casing were not removed causing the crash.

20 JAN 78

CW3 James D. Thompson [P]
MAJ Tommy R. Smith [P]
PVT Walter J. Penchikowski
MAJ Paul G. Schlude
MAJ James R. Smith

Turkey

TUSLOG, DET 4
U-21F
#66-18011 "ASHAK 011"
News Article
A/C crashed near the Black Sea coast on a snow-covered mountain top near Sinop on a return flight from Istanbul. While flying on actual instruments, crew used APN-158 weather radar to navigate and descend over mountainous terrain. During descent, the engine malfunctioned and A/C crashed into side of mountain.

05 NOV 77

CW3 James W. Smith [PC]
CW2 Jack D. Carpenter [CP]
1LT Robert A. Anderson
LTC Edward Halbert
MSG Orin D. Steinolfson

Kansas

1 ID
U-8G
#58-1364
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in a wheat field near Grandview Plaza after experiencing engine trouble and was attempting to circle back to Marshall AAF at Ft. Riley. Cause due to tight turn at low altitude and crew became disoriented or stalled the A/C.

14 JUL 77

MAJ James E. Jones
P injured

Kentucky

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 0930 hours near Vine Grove while flying from Elizabethtown to Ft. Knox after developing engine trouble.

05 MAY 77

CWO Franklin D. Davis [P]
COL Paul G. Lewis

Michigan

IN ARNG
U-8D
#57-6052
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was descending from cruising altitude of 7000' for landing approach when No 2 engine malfunctioned, was feathered, caught fire and descended uncontrollable. Engine separated before impact and A/C plunged into a field in a near vertical attitude at approx 215 KIAS at 1610 hrs about 1/2 mi N of Volinia. Suspect fire was fed by 5 quarts of oil stored in the empty right nacelle battery compartment.

10 FEB 77

CPT Donald W. Deeter [P]
CW3 Ralph G. Battle [P]
SP4 Paul E. Jones [CE]
LTC William I. Barrett Jr
LTC John S. Edge
MAJ James W. Nelson
MAJ Melvin J. Swiney

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
U-21A
#67-18081
News Article
A/C disappeared near Cook Inlet while enroute from Elmendorf to King Salmon. Pilot was checking out the co-pilot as the copilot was new in Alaska. Tapes indicate the crew attempted to contact Anchorage Center for a higher altitude; however, they apparently did not climb to a higher altitude prior to reaching a crossing altitude. A/C was in complete IMC conditions. Nothing was found of the occupants, nor of the aircraft despite a massive search conducted by aircraft, mountain climbers, and intelligence aircraft.

26 MAY 76

LTC William R. Horton [P]
CPT Michael A. Hawley [CP]
PV2 Alan C. Schardijn

California

 

USAAEFA
T-42A
#65-12706
News Article
A/C was on night training flight in VFR conditions at dusk when it crashed into a cliff at 12,450' on mountain ridge 18 mi SW of Bishop on a flight from Edwards AFB enroute to Fresno. Crew flew A/C into a box canyon at insufficient altitude with suspected stoppage of left engine at critical point in flight.

17 MAR 76

2LT Lyle S. Pinson [P]
CW2 James L. Crowe [CP]

Arizona

159 MI (GA ARNG)
OV-1C
#60-3761
News Article
A/C crashed at Ft. Huachuca while on a MTF and an Annual Instrument Renewal check ride. Crew members sustained fatal injuries, one by crash forces and the other ejecting outside the safe envelope for ejection.

11 DEC 75

CPT Robert E. Brannan III [P]
CPT Henry J. Dirska [P]
SSG Danny M. Hobbs

Oklahoma

LE-AD
U-8D
#57-3100
News Article
Crew filed for IFR flight shortly after pickup and after breaking out at 600' AGL on VOR-A circling approach, pilot reported turning right downwind for the runway. Shortly thereafter, A/C impacted 1-3/4 mi SSE of the approach end of runway of Gage Airport in a alfalfa field. Weather was 600 overcast, 7 mi visibility and light drizzle. Cause was due to possible disorientation due to weather and suspected power loss to engines.

26 APR 75

CW2 Richard W. Litell [P]
CW3 Larry L. Kniep
SP4 Norman L. Banks
MSG Jackie D. Freeman
LTC Alton R. Kieschnick

Texas

162 AVN
U-21A
#66-18039
News Article
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff at 1800 hours, 1/2 mile E of the Ft. Stockton airport after losing power in the left engine, rolled inverted, crashed into a parked Army tractor-trailer truck and exploded, while enroute to Ft. Hood from Ft. Stockton. Personnel conducted religious services for personnel in a road convoy returning from Operation Gallant Shield exercises.

22 FEB 74

MAJ Frederick D. Daniloff [P]
CPT Kenneth F. Schrantz Jr

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1D
#69-17015
A/C crashed near Columbia while on a test flight from Ft. Rucker.

06 DEC 73

MAJ Billy H. Hook [P]
1LT Robert R. Rankin [OB]

Germany

73 MI
OV-1D
#69-17013
News Article
A/C exploded and crashed in a field near Huckelheim at approx 1800 hours during a training flight near Aschaffenburg.

13 JUL 73

CW2 David A. Wissler [P]
SP4 Gary D. Summers [OB]

Germany

73 AVN
OV-1D
#69-17014
A/C was on a VFR photo mission and while positioning for a photo pass, it was observed to turn and dive into the ground at approx 1520 hours near Baumholder AAF.

08 MAR 73

CW3 Richard A. Del Conte [P]
CW2 Rodney H. Pease [CP]
PFC Paul D. Albritton
SSG Joseph C. Barbarick
SGT Michael G. Buckley
SSG Bartley L. Bullington
SSG Cecil E. Davis
SSG Raymond C. Kinser Jr
SGT Edward M. Parrish
SSG Joseph B. Pelter
SSG James F. Rice
SP5 Michael D. Wasley
SGT Francis P. Welch
SSG Robert T. Wolfe

North Carolina

Golden Knights
EC-47
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Plane carrying members of Army's famed Golden Knights parachute team to a Kansas performance exploded and crashed in a muddy cornfield near Silk Hope.

*NOTE: Online Memorial for these Golden Knights.

15 NOV 72

CW2 Don Andrews [P]
SP6 James T. Baszl [C]
SP4 David R. Carlisle [C]

Illinois

[Need A/C Unit]
U-8D
#57-6067
News Article
A/C crashed in a field north of Zion while on a maintenance test flight from Ft. Sheridan.

24 MAY 72

CW3 Norman D. McGowen Sr [P]
1LT Furman W. Massingale [OB]

North Carolina

159 AVN
OV-1
#61-2693
A/C crashed 1.4 miles E of Piney Green, about 28 miles SE of Fort Bragg while on a training mission. P was a GA ARNG pilot on 2-week active duty assignment at the time.

05 MAY 72

CW2 Michael W. Latimer [P]

Washington

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need A/C Type]
A/C crashed near Tacoma.

09 APR 72

CW2 Richard F. Race [P]
LTC Michael A. Nolan

California

217 TRANS BN (CA ARNG)
U-6A
#51-16469

WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 1620 hours at the Cuesta College airstrip while returning from a National Guard meeting at Ft. Irwin. A/C struck a frame building used as a warehouse at the end of the runway and sheared off the left wing, veered toward the creek and fuselage landed upside down in the creek and caught fire.

12 FEB 72

CW3 Lawrence J. Screptock [P]
LTC Joseph E. Burke Jr
COL Lester M. Conger
3 injured

Georgia

3 ARMY HQ
U-8
#12430
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a round robin IFR service mission when it crashed and burned while on VOR approach to Runway 8 at Fulton County Airport in marginal weather at approx 1543 hours.

24 FEB 71

MAJ William L. Hastings [P]

California

[Need A/C Unit] (USAR)
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Twin-engine crashed and burned in mountains NE of Redding near Little Valley on the Lassen-Shasta county line while on a routine training flight from Presidio's Crissy Field to Reno.

19 FEB 71

MAJ Steven W. Henault [IP]
LTC William Caldwell
SFC Herbert Alex

Alaska

AK ARNG
U-8D
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed at the 14,880 foot level of Mt. Sanford, 200 mi east of Anchorage while enroute from Whitehorse, YT to Anchorage. The plane had been at Whitehorse for 2 weeks for a maintenance checkup. MAJ Henault was RA and LTC Caldwell and SFC Alex were AKARNG.

08 FEB 71

LTC John J. Miller [CP]

US

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need A/C Type]
No Details.

29 OCT 70

LTC Elward E. Crow [P]
PV2 Charles R. Grimsinger

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
U-6A
News Article
A/C crashed during support of a ranger night exercise on Ft. Benning.

29 OCT 70

CW2 Paul R. Burtt [P]
CW3 Maynard V. Reisinger [P]
MG Edwin H. Burba
1 injured

West Virginia

[Need A/C Unit]
U-8
#62-3865
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed while attempting to land at night on instrument approach in heavy rain at Tri-State Airport near Huntington killing the deputy commander of the 1st Army and two Army pilots. Crashed due to fatal design flaw in the fuel cross feed system.

14 SEP 70

LTC Thomas W. Wheat
LTC Donald Grostic (USAF)

Colorado

44 AVN DET
U-8N
A/C crashed on a wooded hillside 5 mi south of Pikes Peak after encountering heavy fog after takeoff at 0820 hours while on a 3-hour training flight.

03 SEP 70

CPT Raymond E. McBride [P]
1LT Clarence L. Cossey [OB]

Washington

184 MI
OV-1C
#67-18928
News Article
A/C crashed on a mud flat near Grays Harbor while on a surveillance training flight. Recovered 5 days later due to tide and wx conditions.

27 AUG 70

LTC Clifford S. Athey [P]
CP injured

Florida

 

[Need A/C Unit]
U-8
Twin-engine crashed while on a training mission at approx 1130 hrs in an uninhabited area near Homestead General Aviation Airport in south Dade County.

21 AUG 70

WOC Laurence D. Nidy [P]
CP injured

Alabama

 

[Need A/C Unit]
O-1
A/C crashed in a lake near Ft. Rucker during a training mission.

07 JUL 70

CPT Wayne L. Clement [P]
PV2 Martin J. Geisen [OB]

Arizona

USACSEWS
OV-1C
#68-15949
News Article
Pilot radioed to Libby AAF at 2240 hrs that A/C was losing power and could not maintain altitude. A/C was later found crashed near St. David.

08 MAY 70

CPT Richard K. Roberts [P]
SFC Ted C. Sommerville

Germany

HQ BTRY/4 AD
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed when their light observation acft crashed near Ansbach flying from Goeppingen. Pilot was evidently trying to make an emergency landing on a narrow road when A/C flipped over.

08 FEB 70

CW3 Paul D. Jolly Jr [P]

Washington

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Mid-air collision between two single engine planes south of Snohomish Airport.

06 AUG 69

CPT Jerry Vick [P]
CIV Paul Martin
CIV Doug Pierson

Washington

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed in rugged land 5 miles N of Lake Cushman while conducting an aerial wildlife survey (migrating elk). The two civilians were with the State Game Department and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

27 JUN 69

CPT Gerald E. Bedford [P]
CPT William R. Bryan
1LT Michael C. Straus
CIV Stanley G. Magness

Maryland

[Need A/C Unit]
U-8
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C twin-engine plane bound for Ft. Belvoir crashed in Charles County at 0630 hours in a wooded area 2 miles E of Pomonkey while making an approach to Davison AAF.

28 APR 69

CPT Ronald B. Barlow [P]
CPT Claude R. Grover [CP]
DAC John F. Irwin
2 injured

Germany

USAREUR
U-6A
News Article
A/C crashed on Koenigstuhl Mountain shortly after takeoff from Heidelberg AAF enroute to Grafenwoehr.

18 APR 69

1LT Joel R. Graft [P]
CPT Ralph W. Baker [CP]
1 injured

Arkansas

 

[Need A/C Unit]
T-41
News Article
A/C crashed south of Booneville and north of Waldron while on a training flight from Ft. Rucker to Tulsa, OK.

11 APR 69

MAJ Larry Frank [P]
LTC Miles W. Bowen
CIV Harold D. Moir Jr
CP & CE injured

Venezuela

US Embassy based
U-1A
#59-2221
News Article
A/C crashed while landing at San Antonio de Tachira airport near Colombian border enroute to Maracaibo. Reports state plane took off from Caracas and turned around minutes into flight, lost height rapidly, flew very low over roof of an airport building and crashed 110 yds short of airport.

27 FEB 69

MAJ Edward G. Haislop III [P]
MG John S. Hughes
2 injured

Italy

SETAF
U-8D
News Article
A/C lost power, hit a cable supporting a billboard sign and crashed about 350 yds from the end of the runway on takeoff from Milan airport enroute to Pias. MG Hughes was the CG of USAREUR's Southern European Task Force.

06 FEB 69

MAJ James A. Weatherman [CP]
CW3 Frank M. Thomas [C]
P injured

Pennsylvania

CECOM
U-9
News Article
A/C crashed in a clump of trees on the Hob Nob Hill Farm in Forks Township while on a training flight from Lakehurst, NJ. The pilot contacted the tower before the crash indicating that power to both engines were lost.

08 APR 68

DAC Hendri A. Sumrall (MAJ-Ret) [P]
PFC Donald S. Matsuno [CE]
TSG Thomas Willis [OB] (USAF)

New Mexico

ARMY AVN DIV/HOLLOMAN AFB
U-6A
News Article
A/C crashed between 1400-1500 hours on a hilltop 6 mi SE of Bent while searching for a test balloon launched at Holloman AFB.

03 APR 68

2LT Robert R. Smith [P]
1LT Danny L. Jaterka

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
O-1
News Article
A/C crashed and burned in an open field near approx 3 mi NW of Opp while on a routine tactical training flight from Ft. Rucker.

31 MAR 68

MAJ John J. Ahern [P]

Taiwan

US MAAG
U-6A
News Article
A/C crashed near Hsinchu, 35 miles NW Taipei enroute from Taipei to Cheng Chuan AB.

12 OCT 67

MAJ Robert P. Plamondon [P]
MAJ Robert L. Jenkins [P]

Italy

122 AVN
OV-1
#59-2626
News Article
A/C departed at 0910 hrs on an IFR flight from Hanau to Verona. At 1304 hrs the pilot reported low fuel and declared an emergency and at 1312 hrs requested a GCA pickup and at 1325 hrs stated he had only 5 min of fuel remaining. Pilots ejected too low for chutes to deploy and A/C crashed in mountains near Bologna, south of the intended flight route. Landing gear was extended and flaps were set at 15 deg.

10 OCT 67

CPT James P. Perry [P]
CPT Dennis A. Wrobleski [CP]
CW2 Marvin L. Johnson
CW3 William J. Francis
SP6 Roger C. Fultz

Virginia

[Need A/C Unit]
U-6A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C from Ft. Eustis went down in the Potomac River off Coles Point, about 20 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Cause of crash was determined to be a bent stop on the propeller governor which caused engine failure due to overspeed.

04 APR 67

1LT Homer P. Ledbetter [P]

Utah

USAR
L-19
News Article
A/C was apparently attempting to land on highway and crashed at approx 1715 hours after clipping telephone lines along US Hwy 40-50, 10 mi west of Knolls.

20 DEC 66

CPT Louis D. Easterday [IP]
CW2 Daniel B. Vorce
CPT Edwin G. Young III

Florida

[Need A/C Unit]
U-8
News Article
Twin engine crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Marianna Airport while on training flight from Ft. Rucker at approx 1430 hrs several miles N of Marianna in wooded area near SR 162.

?? DEC 66

P killed

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19A
#51-12027
Mid-air collision at Ft. Stewart.

15 MAR 66

CWO Robert T. Swanson [P]
Sherman Roew [IP]

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
OV-1
#61-2680
News Article
A/C was practicing night landings near Ft. Rucker when A/C failed to gain sufficient altitude following a takeoff and crashed near the end of runway.

14 JAN 66

1LT Lorenzo Z. Kidder Jr [P]
SP4 William J. Council

Germany

3 ACR
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed west of Wuerzburg near Marktheidenfeld while on a training exercise.

10 DEC 65

CWO Joseph R. Mendes [P]

Alaska

19 AVN BN
U-1A
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed in a steep valley in Chugach Mtns 13 mi NE of Anchorage on a 1-hour local training flight from Bryant AAF at Ft. Richardson.

08 NOV 65

2LT Alvah A. Wallace* [P]

North Carolina

82 ABN
U-6
A/C crashed and burned 10 mi N of Spring Lake at Ft Bragg on a return flight from Ft. Benning. *Wallace died in December of burn injuries received in crash.

24 OCT 65

CWO Elmer L. Rhoads [P]
SP4 Frank S. Barone [OB]

New Mexico

[Need A/C Unit]
O-1A
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near the Burnham Trading Post about 35 mi SW of Farmington while searching for Pershing missile debris.

25 AUG 65

CPT Gerald L. West [P]
1LT James L. Reed [P]

Oklahoma

[Need A/C Unit]
U-6A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned at Ft. Sill while practicing a barrier take-offs near Landing Strip 15 when wing struck the metal barrier pole, traveled about 200' and entered a left bank and wingtip struck the ground, separating from the fuselage.

11 AUG 65

MAJ Austin K. Veatch Jr [P]
CPT Richard D. Johnson [P]

California

USAATA
U-8D
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 1500 hrs during a thunderstorm on the NE portion of Edwards AFB on a return flight from Yuma, AZ. A/C in 20 deg nose down and 30 deg right bank attitude in excess of of 200 KIAS.

07 AUG 65

CWO James L. Gray [P]
Dr. John R. Morrison (COL-ret)

Minnesota

IA ARNG
[Need A/C Type]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned in a cornfield near Watkins while enroute from Camp Riley.

04 JUN 65

CWO George W. Stocks [P]

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
O-1A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned on landing at the post airstrip at 2320 hours after spraying insect repellent at Ft. Wainwright.

31 OCT 64

CPT Harley Barrick [P]
SP6 Donald D. Baker
CPT Richard M. Cannon
SP5 Michael J. Degeyter
CWO Lowell I. Farris
CPT Albert D. Summers

Georgia

17 AVN
CV-2B
#63-9736 & #63-9749
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
During a flight of four and at approx 2500' AGL, two Caribou were involved in a mid-air collision during a training flight 18 miles S of Augusta during 11th Air Assault Division exercise (Air Assault II). After the two Caribou's wingtips clipped each other, one A/C crashed across the street from a grocery store and the other crashed in McBean Swamp about 1 mi S of the store.

24 SEP 64

CPT Max L. Seyfried [P]
CPT Barry A. Winkelman [P]

Germany

3 ID
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Recon plane crashed on takeoff at Gramschatz.

20 AUG 64

MAJ Richard F. Conner [P]
SGT David D. Johnston [CE]

Peru

937 ENG CO (AVN)
U-1A
#57-6117
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was assigned to the Peru Project of the Inter-American Geodetic Service (IAGS) based in Lima. A PAF Allouette was reported missing in the Rioja area in the NE part of Peru. The US Embassy requested IAGS aviation assistance for the rescue effort. Crew volunteered to investigate a possible sighting near the Rioja emergency airstrip. A short time later the A/C crashed into a jungle covered hill near the top, at 2,500' above the valley when the left wing tip contacted the dry limb of a large tree.

24 JUN 64

CPT Ronald F. Estes [P]
CWO Charles D. Martin [CP]
SP5 Charles J. Bilskie
1LT Robert G. Dassler
CWO Joseph J. Embrom
SP4 Brannon W. Mills
SP6 Robert W. Webster
22 injured

South Carolina

516 AVN
CV-2B
#62-4196
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed while attempting a night takeoff from a cow pasture near Ridgeway during Hawk Star I manuevers.

23 MAY 64

2LT John R. Leeds [P]
SGT Deltin L. Teeter

California

B/82 AVN
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed 1 mile SW of Ivanpah while participating in Operation Desert Strike. SGT Teeter was with the 101 ABN.

28 FEB 64

1LT Donald G. Bishop [P]
2LT Lloyd W. Wuthrich

California

84 ENG
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed was taking off and at approx 200' AGL, the plane leveled off, banked sharply to the left and plunged to the ground at Needles Municipal airport. The plane was enroute to Ft. Irwin

08 FEB 64

COL Mansell A. Walker [P]
CPT Wilson C. Parker Jr [P]

Germany

V CORPS
U-8F
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in the Taunus Mountains NW of Wiesbaden while on a proficiency flight practicing ground controlled approaches into Wiesbaden AB. Forecast in destination area was 1000' broken, 1500' overcast and visibility 2 mi with light rain and snow. Several GCA approaches were made successfully by crew and during fifth approach under a "new" controller, at a point 4-4 1/2 mi from touchdown, A/C started a fast turn to the right heading for a ridgeline. Controller provided instructions for crew to continue a 360 deg right turn and maintain altitude and crew didn't acknowlege. A/C continued in right turn when it struck high tension wires approx 4.1nm from airfield, hitting the ground a short distance in a level attitude with high rate of descent and little forward momentum, caught fire and burned.

07 NOV 63

1LT Eugene J. Taylor [P]
SP5 William F. Collins [OB]

Germany

B/503 AVN
OV-1C
#60-3738
News Article
A/C was returning to Hanau and flew down a valley and ran into reduced visibility, made a 180 degree turn to come back out of the valley but entered into IFR conditions. A/C cleared hill top by 10' but ran directly into a grove of large hardwood trees. A/C disintegrated as it went thru the trees.

14 OCT 63

LTC Stephen L. Walters [P] (USAF)
1LT Richard M. Montonati

Utah

[Need A/C Unit]
O-1A
News Article
A/C crashed at 30 mi W of Dugway Proving Grounds while on a routine security check of the fences.

11 AUG 63

2LT Benjamin Wesley Taliaferro
CPT Ronald Taylor

South Carolina

16 FA
L-19
News Article
Army recon plane nosedived in a wooded area near the Wilson Creek Filter Plant just off Hwy 246 about 6 mi SE Greenwood during Operation Swift Strike III. A/C crew was based at Ft. Chaffee.

09 AUG 63

SGT Robert G. Darnay [OB]
P injured

South Carolina

2-2 AVN
OV-1C
#61-2725
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a night photographic runs, firing photo flash cartridges during Operation Swift Strike III. A/C was approx 1000' AGL, ejecting his flares when a white flash was observed, followed by a bright red flame which shot out ahead of the A/C. Pilot felt a severe jolt and briefly lost consciousness, could not control the plane and then pulled his face curtain and safely ejected at approx 0115 hrs near Ware Shoals.

04 AUG 63

CPT Travis L. Moore Sr [P]
CPT Kenneth J. Alves
CPT Gene A. Truit
CPT Joseph M. Davis
CPT Russell E. Cooper
MSG Marvin E. Morgan

Korea

DET L, KMAG
L-20
News Article
Army plane crashed and burned on 4,700' Pangdae-San Mountain while on a routine training flight from Kangson-ni to Pyongtaek. Wreckage was found 13AUG63 at 4,000' on the mountainside.

30 JUL 63

MAJ John R. Beler [P]
CPT Henry F.C. Gebelt

Pennsylvania

US War College
L-23
News Article
A/C was practicing low freq and ADF approaches to Allentown Muni Airport. A civilian light aircraft took off a few minutes before the U-8F was cleared for a straight-in, low approach from a low freq radio fix. Twelve minutes after the civilian plane took off, the U-8F reported over the OM outbound and 5 min later, the two planes collided almost head on at approx 2000' AGL causing both planes to disintegrate and crash in a cornfield, approx 1 mi west of the Allentown Muni Golf Course. CIV Fred W. Turner, in the other plane was killed.

<JUN 1963

P killed
CE killed
IP injured

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
U-1A
A/C crashed and burned shortly after takeoff. Suspect severe downdraft on climb-out course in vicinity of rugged terrain.

31 MAY 63

1LT James N. Daniel Jr [P]

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed 20 miles N of Seoul.

01 FEB 63

CPT Aubrey R. Boswell [P]

Korea

13 TC
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed in a mountainous area some 20 miles N of Seoul while on a routine convoy control mission.

17 NOV 62

CPT Robert L. Sauberan [P]
1LT William O. Epting

Virginia

HQ QM CTR (VA ARNG)
L-19
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned on a small arms range approx 1/4 mile S of the Ft. Lee airfield at approx 1209 hours while enroute to Richmond to pick up an L-20 and ferry it back.

24 OCT 62

1LT Kenneth Joyce [P]
2LT Peter Van Vleet [OB]

Germany

3 AVN
L-19
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed 1 mi east of Ebrach while participating in Exercise Marne Rock. A/C was initiating a go-around, entered a right turn and it spun into the ground. Investigation determined that between 175-190 lbs of cargo were found in the baggage compartment behind the observer, approx 4.4" aft of the 139.7 lb limit.

21 SEP 62

CPT James H. Jenkins Jr [P]

Germany

503 AVN
AO-1A
#60-3730
News Article
A/C was on approach to a field strip north of Frankfurt, overshot approach and was attempting a go-around. As full power was applied, the left prop feathered (due to improperly set torque pressure switch set at 35.5 PSI) and directional control was lost. Just prior to left wing striking the ground, the pilot ejected but was too low for chute deployment.

12 JUL 62

CPT Ronald W. Anderson [P]
SP5 John A. Evans [CE]

Germany

503 AVN
OV-1
News Article
A/C was flying straight and level at 1400' AGL when it pitched up, make a steep turn to the left and dive into the ground after takeoff near Grafenwoehr. Both crew ejected, but due to the dive attitude and low altitude, they sustained fatal injuries. The accident investigation determined the cause of the crash was an inboard aileron failure.

29 JUN 62

1LT Robert A. Kutzner [P]

Washington

4 AVN
L-19E
News Article
A/C crashed 3 mi west of Easton airport on a solo flight from Yakima to Ft. Lewis. A/C was observed making a 180 deg turn, followed by 90 deg turn, appeared to be level for a moment, then dropped and crashed with little or no forward speed.

20 JUN 62

1LT Donald R. McGowen [P]
SP4 Louis H. Farrow

Korea

7 AVN
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed in the mountains west of Hwachon reservoir just north of Mae Bong Mountain while patrolling the DMZ.

08 MAY 62

2LT William D. Shaw [P]
1 injured

Louisiana

149 AVN
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 1630 hrs while on a flight as part of training exercise Iron Dragoon at Ft. Polk.

12 MAR 62

1LT Joseph Ondi
1LT Gerald J. Peden

North Carolina

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned at a small airstrip near Camp Mackall on Ft. Bragg.

10 MAR 62

CPT Billy L. Hill [IP]
1LT Donald M. Knapp [P]

Florida

USAAVNS
AO-1
#60-3749?
News Article
A/C crashed in an open field approx 1/4 mi short of the Malone Airport during go-around from simulated single engine approach. A/C apparently lost power, made low left turn and crashed.

27 JAN 62

MAJ Donald A. Carder [P]
LTC Walter R. Johnson
CPT Daniel L. Knotts
CP & CE injured

Iran

MAAG
U-1A
#55-3317
News Article
A/C crashed in the Zagros Mountains SW of Tehran while enroute to Dizful. Wreckage was found on Zardkuh Mountain. Initial contact was made along a narrow ridge-line at the 12,500' level, causing stoppage of the engine and the left wing began to separate from the A/C. A/C became airborne again as the ground fell away from where it had impacted and struck the ground again further on and came to rest, inverted on its back in deep snow. Victims died of exposure because rescue attempts were hampered by bad wx.

05 JAN 62

CPT Thomas K. Wesp [P]
CPT Terry T. Wedemeier [P]

Washington

[Need A/C Unit]
L-21
News Article
A/C departed Gray AAF at Ft. Lewis at 0630 hrs on a routine flight and crashed nose down in a heavily wooded slope approx 1 mi E of Shelton at 0845 hrs.

<DEC 61

P killed
CE killed

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20A
A/C was in flight of two L-20s on VFR ferry flight back to home field approx 3 1/2 hrs away. Wx at destination was given as 1500' broken, visibility 4 mi in rain and haze and enroute ceilings forcast at 1000' minimum and visibility 2 mi. Approx 50 mi out, flight encountered cloud layer and dropped altitude to 1500' and then 1000' trying to stay VFR. Flight entered clouds and lost contact with each other at approx 900'. Other A/C saw trees on rising terrain 200' below and made a steep climbing left turn and indicated he was breaking away. Lead A/C tried to make a level right turn and flew into a 40 deg mountain slope at 850' MSL.

<DEC 61

P killed
3 PAX killed

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20
A/C was attempting to takeoff uphill, downwind on a 2,400' runway, using 30" of manifold pressure and no flaps. A/C staggered off, rose 20' then slammed into a powerline pole at the end of the field. After hitting the pole and six powerlines, A/C continued for 350' and crashed at the edge of a dirt road, caught fire and burned.

<22 DEC 61

P killed
CP killed

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
L-23D
A/C was RTB and was on the final leg of his 7 hr flight to the home base. The wx briefing indicated there would be thunderstorm activity with tops reaching 28,000' and moderate to heavy icing conditions and a cold front with 1/4" hail. The pilot attempted the flight and it disappeared.

03 OCT 61

2LT William W. Henzeh [P]

Germany

8 AVN
L-19
A/C crashed at Finthen AAF while making practice approaches. During third approach to lighted tactical field at night. Wx not a factor.

19 SEP 61

CPT Orville H. Unnerstall [P]
CPT Patrick E. Thomas [CP]

North Carolina

 

[Need A/C Unit]
RL-26D
#58-5512
News Article
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff from MacKall AF and was found about 3 miles south of the airfield while on a routine cross-country training flight. A/C took off on IFR clearance and climbed into overcast at approx 550-650' AGL, then was seen apparently attempting to recover from an unusual attitude. Recovery was not completed in time to prevent crashing into trees and ground.

20 JUN 61

1LT William G. Martin [P]
1 injured

Colorado

16 CAV
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed near 11 miles SW of Salida near Little Cochetopa Creek while on a training flight from Ft. Carson.

05 APR 61

1LT James R. Jensen [P]
MAJ Harrison Perry

Tennessee

[Need A/C Unit]
TL-19D
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed and burned 600 yds from the top of the northern slope of Holston Mountain on a flight from Ft. Knox to Simmons AFB.

17 MAR 61

LT James H. Stone
1LT injured

North Carolina

82 ABN (AVN SEC)
L-20
News Article
A/C crashed on takeoff at Camp Mackall area while on a routine training flight. A/C veered right during takeoff from field strip, started a left turn and left wing struck trees, continued a left descending turn to impact and burst into flames.

26 FEB 61

1LT Enrique Mata [P]
SGT Robert Modrow

Washington

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19A
News Article
A/C crashed after colliding with another Army plane taking off from Ft. Lewis. Plane taking off was able to land safely.

27 JAN 61

CPT Joseph Thomson [P]
YNCM Darrell A. Bost (USN)

Iran

ARMISH/MAAG
L-23
A/C crashed on 12,000' mountain southwest of Tehran between Hamadan and Khorrambad while enroute to Ahwaz. Pilot indicated to tower that ice was covering the A/C and flying in heavy snow storm over Bakhtiari mountains.

1961

IP & P killed

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
AO-1
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed while performing low-pass barrel rolls. A/C dove and pulled out at approx 150-200 AGL, began left roll, hesitated briefly inverted, then continued with a noticeable left yaw. A/C lost altitude rapidly and struck ground while in a 15 deg right bank and 20-30 deg nose-low pitch, exploding on impact with ground.

27 DEC 60

1LT Donald G. Bales [P]

Tennessee

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed near Piney Flats into Cove Ridge in the Holston Mountain range at approx 0030 hours while on a training flight from El Paso to Ft. Belvoir.

21 NOV 60

MAJ Leland H. Willard [P]
DAC Levi W. Boyce
CIV Robert M. Carman
2 Turks killed

Turkey

[Need A/C Unit]
L-23
A/C crashed and burst into flames near Kuseli while enroute to eastern Turkey.

30 SEP 60

CWO Richard K. Brown [P]
CWO Kenneth Kiester [P]
SP5 Donald E. Peterman
1LT Robert L. Fisher
MG Carl F. Fritzsche
BG Thomas H. Hayes

California

[Need A/C Unit]
U-1A
#58-1693
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in the fogshrouded hills near Oakland hitting a 250,000 gallon East Bay MUD water tank killing Ft. Ord Training Center commander and his deputy enroute to the Army-California football game.

26 AUG 60

1LT Robert J. Holloway [P]

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed 4 minutes after takeoff into a field 8 mi NE of Chuncheon.

15 AUG 60

1LT Richard R. Jentoft
P injured

Washington

C/8 CAV 4 ID
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed into a hillside near Range 8 at 1658 hrs on the Yakima Firing Center while on training manuevers.

11 AUG 60

1LT Glen R. Judd [P]

Germany

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near Stuttgart after striking a tree in fog while on the Grafenwoehr training area.

19 JUL 60

1LT Edward D. Bricking [P]
2LT injured

Missouri

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned on a training area of Ft. Leonard Wood after striking a tree while flying low level.

11 JUL 60

CPT Attilio J. Tamborini [P]
LTC Harry C. Barnes
MAJ Sidney L. Davis
MAJ Frank J. Gabriel Jr
CPT Manuel V. Brasil
MAJ Cleston W. Gilpatrick

Panama

ARMY AVN DET
L-20A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in the Panama Canal 1 mile west of Gamboa while on a routine flight across the Isthmus. A/C was heard running rough and started a 180 deg turn and dived into canal during turn. Cause was due to collector shaft ball bearings found out of their race and some bearings were wedged between the impeller and collector, forcing the impeller back against the rear case.

01 JUL 60

1LT John Cox Jr [P]

Texas

36 ID (ARNG)
L-19A
News Article
A/C crashed while landing at a small airstrip near Old Georgetown Rd and Manning Mountain.

*First fatal training accident in the division since WWII.

30 JAN 60

1LT Dudley G. Roe III [P]

Maryland

29 AVN (MD ARNG)
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned on a standard tactical mission with another light guard plane. A/C apparently was caught in a downdraft as it came in low over a wooded area and crashed in a barley field near US 213 approx 2 miles S of Church Hill.

04 JAN 60

1LT Walter Jefferson Jr [P]
2LT Graydon W. Goss
PFC Albert L. Callais
SP5 Donald R. Fletcher
SP4 Henry A. Harvey
SP4 George W. Hightower
PFC Stephen T. Novak
SP4 William C. Riley
SFC Kenneth E. Spaulding
PFC Henry J. Weyer Jr

Libya

329 ENG (Geodetic Survey)
U-1A
#55-2974
News Article
A/C flying in a flight of three from Wheelus AFB in Tripoli enroute to Bengasi crashed in the Mediterranean Sea during a storm. First Otter tookoff and took a route that carried it over water and the remaining two U-1As departed down the coastline, descending to 1200' AGL to maintain VFR, due to a line of thunderstorms. Search was conducted on first Otter and only a few small parts and personal belongings were found the next day.

13 OCT 59

1LT Richard R. Scott [IP]
2LT John N. Combs
2LT Gerald D. Cyrus
2LT James M. Chamness

Texas

USAAVNS
L-20
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a cross-country instrument training flight out of Ft. Rucker, departed Dyess AFB at 1200 hrs to Ft. Sam Houston when it crashed near at approx 1400 hrs near Boerne during a severe thunderstorm. Investigation determined that structural failure of aircraft was due to the stresses imposed by the severe turbulence within the storm.

13 SEP 59

1LT Thomas A. Thatcher [P]
CWO Marion N. Sealy Jr

Korea

13 TC
L-19
News Article
A/C went out of control and crashed into a river bank about 10 mi S of Uijongbu and then slipped into the water while attempting a forced landing. CWO Sealy was a helicopter pilot.

28 JUL 59

2LT William A. Hunt

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19s
News Article
Mid-air collision of two Army training planes at Ft. Rucker.

08 MAY 59

1LT Robert H. Delaney [P]

Texas

502 AVN
L-19
#51-5083
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 2300 hours on a training flight just off Hwy 281, south of Guadalupe River enroute back to Ft. Hood. A/C impacted ground at 83 g's on heading of 145 deg, left wing low spiral, 40 deg attitude and after impact slid 146 ft. Bad weather in addition to faulty altimeter caused accident.

~MAY59

P & CP killed
3 others killed

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was performing low-level supply drop and during 5th drop, A/C got below tree level and attempted steep left turn, wings snapped to level and A/C began to settle, full power was applied but wing struck a treetop and was sheered off. A/C smashed into the riverbank and burst into flames.

16 APR 59

CPT Warren E. Bolich [P]
1 injured

Missouri

[Need A/C Unit] Ft. Rucker based
LC-126
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C struck a tree and telephone wires while landing and crashed 100' short of the runway at Hornersville airport. A/C was on a cross-country flight enroute from Ft. Riley to Ft. Rucker when pilot attempted a night landing at an unlighted airfield.

16 APR 59

2LT Donald E. Porter [P]

Texas

BLUE HAT CLASS
L-19
News Article
Plane developed engine trouble and crashed attempting emergency landing near Junction.

21 MAR 59

CPT Charles Nelson [P]
CPT Charles F. Ward [IP]

Germany

7 ARMY AVN SEC
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Light Army plane crashed near Stuttgart while conducting an instrument flight examination.

20 FEB 59

CIV Edward L. Sula [IP]
1LT Richard A. Stephens

California

UT ARNG
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Small plane crashed 10 miles SE of Livermore just under the crest of a 3,000' ridge after leaving Oakland on a 20-minute instrument training flight to Stockton.

14 JAN 59

DAC Jane M. Mullady

Korea

3 LT AVN
L-19
News Article
A DAC assigned as a service club program director was killed when she walked into the spinning prop while attempting to board the plane at K-16 airstrip.

12 JAN 59

CPT Wade L. Shankle Jr [P]
PVT John A. Ardussi

Washington

31 ARTY BDE
U-6
A/C crashed in wilds of North Central Washington about 25 miles SW of Twisp on a flight from Ellensburg to McChord AFB. *A/C and bodies found in AUG 1959.

10 NOV 58

1LT Don M. Waldrop [P]
SP4 Elwin E. Sipes

California

232 SIG
L-19
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C from Ft. Huachuca crashed while participating in the closing operation of Exercise Rocky Shoals (amphibious maneuvers) near San Simeon. Shortly after takeoff, plane nosed up sharply to 150', stalled, then pivoted on the left wing onto its back plummeting to the ground and catching fire. Investigation determined cause to be the loss of the rear control stick immediately after takeoff. Pilot had climbed into back seat before takeoff.

19 OCT 58

1LT Warren Hunter [P]
1LT Charles R. Hornecker

Oregon

41 DIV (OR ARNG)
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned on the runway shortly after taking off at Portland International airport.

14 OCT 58

CPT Richard P. Carey [P]

Minnesota

175 FA BN (MN ARNG)
L-19
#51-5038
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into Green Lake at approx 0030 hrs after apparently striking some gulls while enroute to Willmar. Pilot's body was recovered 28OCT58 and A/C was discovered in 2004.

14 OCT 58

1LT Darrold C. Dockum [P]
CWO James C. Grubaugh [P]
2 injured

Germany

30 TC
L-20
News Article
A/C crashed in heavy fog shortly after midnight 20 mi west of Fulda.

19 SEP 58

1LT William R. O'Neill [P]
SFC Wayne L. Martin
CIV Cutler R. Miller
CIV Wallace Hitt

Arizona

416 SIG AVN
L-20
News Article
A/C struck a power line and crashed and burned into a vacant lot near Papago Park airstrip shortly after takeoff at 0930 hrs while enroute to Ft. Huachuca. A/C was testing electronic equipment installed by Motorola when accident occurred.

17 AUG 58

CPT Lloyd Davenport [P]
1 injured

Pennsylvania

A CO/250 TANK BN (NJ ARNG)
L-19
News Article
A/C plunged into the Delaware River approx 5 mi north at 1530 hrs, after it stalled making a turn and spun out of control near Easton while on a training flight from Phillipsburg, NJ. A/C was climbing out after takeoff with 30 deg flaps, turning out over the river and was making a descending turn to the left and apparently lost depth perception, hitting the water at a high rate of speed.

25 JUL 58

1LT Lawrence M. Knapp Jr [P]
CIV Joseph Webber [IP]

Texas

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed while flying with his instructor on the last flight prior to graduating from Army pilot training at Camp Gary near San Marcos.

22 JUL 58

1LT Charles E. Guess [P]

California

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
#56-2548
News Article
A/C crashed at 10,000' level of the White Mountains 13 miles NE of Bishop while on a flight to Winnemucca, NV. Wreckage was found 28SEP59 by a deer hunter.

16 JUL 58

1LT Victor M. Tilley [P]

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed into a hill at Eagle River while on a flight from Ladd Field to Ft. Richardson during heavy fog and cloud banks.

16 JUL 58

1LT Edward M. Pringle [P]
SSG John L. Brown [C]

Arizona

USACSTATC
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned near Garden Canyon during a training flight from Ft. Huachuca.
*First recorded fatal air crash at Ft. Huachuca.

06 JUL 58

CPT Joseph E. Allinder [P]

Maryland

CONARC
L-23D
News Article
Twin-engine liason plane crashed on a wooded knoll near Upper Marlboro during a during a blinding thunderstorm apparently had lost the use of his radio and was attempting an emergency landing in a tobacco field.

07 APR 58

1LT Robert J. Pratz [IP]

Alabama

USAAVNS
News Article
Mid-air crash between two light planes at Ft. Rucker and plunged into Lake Tholocco.

DAC Ernest K. Holzelpfel [IP]

24 FEB 58

1LT Peter Nast [P]
LTJG injured (USN)

Massachusetts

42 DIV (NY ARNG)
L-17
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on the frozen Connecticut River, between South Hadley and Holyoke, after it struck two power lines shortly after takeoff from Atwood Airport near Northampton while returning to Zahn's Airport in Amityville, NY.

14 FEB 58

1LT Richard M. Havelsky [P]
1 injured

Germany

593 FA
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed after an apparent engine failure near Wuerzburg during Exercise Sabre Hawk.

< NOV 57

P killed

Unknown

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
#112676
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C departed on a VFR cross-country flight at 1553 hrs enroute to an AFB approx 3 hrs away. At 1925 hrs the AFB tower received a call from pilot requesting landing instructions. Tower indicated that the field was under IFR due to low ceiling. At 1927 hrs the pilot requested a controlled VFR clearance to continue flight and land at the AFB and tower responded but never received an acknowledgement. Bad wx held up SAR and two days later the wreckage was found about 6 mi from the airfield.

02 OCT 57

CPT Eual A. Cathey [P]
COL Emery E. Hyde
LTC Clinton G. Merrill
COL David M. Perkins*

Vermont

HQ/1 ARMY
L-20
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on Lookout Mountain while on a flight from Governor's Island, NY to Burlington for a routine inspection of Army reservists. Cause was determined to be either icing or a faulty altimeter. Crash site was not located for 9 days.
*COL Perkins died after crash of dehydration and exposure.

18 SEP 57

1LT R.E. Wright [P]

Texas

2 FA BN
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed 2 mi south of US 79 just west of New Summerfield at approx 0330 hours on a flight from Ft. Polk to Ft. Sill.

19 AUG 57

CPT Dewey H. Smith [P]
CPT James W. Hancock [P]

Germany

[Need A/C Unit]
L-23
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C had made several landings during training and on final landing attempt approx halfway down runway, full throttle to right engine was applied. A/C yawed left on a heading approx 30 deg from the runway, passed over a hanger clearing it by only 5-10' and continued across an open area in left wing-low attitude. A/C missed nearby smokestacks and passed over factory building, crashing into courtyard and burst into flames.

24 JUL 57

CPT Ken R. Wagers [P]
PFC Bobby J. Gillespie

Germany

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed at Emery Airstrip while performing a flight demonstration before some 40 German children.

23 JUL 57

LTC William R. Hicks
LT Alfred H. Robinson Jr

California

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed at 0850 hrs into the Monterey Bay and sank in 100' of water shortly after takeoff from the Ft. Ord airstrip enroute to Hunter-Liggett military reservation. Witnesses state the plane was in level flight about 300' when fire broke out and went into a dive approx a half mile off the Fort Ord beach firing range.

02 JUL 57

CPT Paul E. Pointer Jr [P]
1 other killed

Hawaii

AIR SEC/25 ID
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed in the mountains near Mauna Kea volcano.

12 JUN 57

1LT David Nurnberger [P]
2LT Thomas W. Speedy

Idaho

148 AFA (ID ARNG)
L-19A
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was circling low, stalled, crashed and burned in a wheat field at approx 1935 hours about 4 mi E of Rock Creek during annual Guard training manuevers at Gowan Field.

25 APR 57

LT Vincent R. Colainni [P]
PFC Donald R. Tucker [OB]

Missouri

HQ SVC/62 ENG BN
L-19
News Article
A/C was in flight of two L-19s making simulated strafing and bombing attacks on nearby troops and equipment. After 10 min of the simulated attacks, one O-1 stated he was RTB to the post. The other O-1 indicated he was going to get a jeep and performed a wingover and descended on a path toward in a nose low attitude until it struck the ground in a clearing and burned, headed in the general direction of the intended target.

11 APR 57

1LT George F. Sotomayer [P]
1 injured

Louisiana

[Need A/C Unit] Ft. Polk based
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned on takeoff near the Texas border, 25 mi NW of Ft. Polk enroute to search for another plane reported to be lost (erroneous) near Many during Exercise King Cole. A/C reportedly reached an altitude of about 100', veered left shortly before crashing.

05 APR 57

1LT William H. Wallace Jr [P]
PFC Dennis H. Ohman [C]

Germany

3 AD
L-19
News Article
Both A/C were performing flyover of various Kasernes of 3 AD when they collided in midair near Altenstadt.

1LT Richard T. McDonald [P]

30 JAN 57

CPT Clifford D. Tresidder [P]
1LT Richard B. Collett [CP]
1 injured

Massachusetts

4 RCT
L-20
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed through pine trees and landed in flames about a 1.5 miles from Devens Airport off Lawton Rd after returning from a field exercise where the aircraft dropped parachutes simulating a supply drop.

21 JAN 57

1LT Robert N. Magnuson
1LT Donald P. Melaven

Alaska

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
#112- (partial)
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on the Tanana River 1 1/2 miles SE of the Fairbanks International Airport.

21 JAN 57

1LT Leonard M. Moyer [P]
SP3 Paul D. Carter [CE]

Georgia

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C was in a flight of eight planes on a training mission from Ft. Benning when it crashed in a remote area 9 mi from Columbus. A second L-19 crashed into Pine Mountain, but 2 crewmen were injured.

06 NOV 56

MAJ Thomas S. Rankin* [P]

Japan

ARMY AVN DET/HQ
L-23
News Article
A/C crashed on takeoff near Camp Zama at the U.S. Far East Army HQ near Yokohama. Investigation determined that pilot overlooked a missing aluminum rivet that secures the control column locking pin to the locking plate. The control column locking pin was partially inserted in the control column, locking the ailerons and elevators.
*Pilot died 3 days later of injuries.

27 OCT 56

1LT Darrell H. Mills
1LT John Marschitz

Texas

[Need A/C Unit] Ft. Hood based
L-21
News Article
A/C crashed in Cowhouse Creek on the Ft. Hood reservation while on a routine training mission.

15 OCT 56

P killed
CPT Henry K. Bradshaw

Hawaii

25 ID
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed nose first in a sugar cane field while trying to land on an old airstrip near Haleiwa on northern Oahu Island while on a routine flight.

21 SEP 56

COL John J. Jakale
1LT James C. Atkins

Korea

DET G/KMAG
L-19
A/C crashed near the town of Hadong, 20 mi W of K-4, while traveling from Kwanju to Pusan.

13 AUG 56

1LT Daniel Marsh Jr [P]

New York

NY ARNG
L-19
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C got out of control during a steep right bank and nosedived into the ground and burned 2 mi N of Calcium.

03 JUN 56

P killed
PAX killed

North Carolina

[Need A/C Unit] Ft. Bragg based
L-19A
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was lead in flight of three Bird Dogs enroute to a civilian airfield for a static display of military aircraft for an aviation safety event in Selma. On the approach to the airfield, lead dropped to a very low altitude over the airfield and went into a steep climb. As the pilot did the wingover and dropped flaps, the A/C stalled, started into a spin to the left and struck the ground at an approx 30 deg attitude, coming to rest 82' past point of impact and burned. Pilot died 3 hrs later of head injuries.

10 MAR 56

MAJ Robert H. MacDonald [P]
MAJ Byron Nudd [CP]
2 injured

Wisconsin

IL ARNG
C-45
A/C tookoff at 1700 hrs from Camp McCoy airstrip during a blizzard and developed engine trouble within 3-4 min afterward. The A/C lost altitude, a wing was torn off by a tree and crashed into a hillside 10 miles SE of Sparta.

20 FEB 56

CPT German Donahoe

Korea

96 FA
L-19
News Article
An artillery officer was killed when he walked into the spinning prop of the plane after he climbed out at an airstrip 35 mi north of Seoul.

14 FEB 56

CIV William Ferderber [P]
MAJ Aaron G. Atkisson
CPT James P. Dowling
CPT Louis E. Durand

Canada

14 AVN
U-1A
#55-3252
News Article
A/C lost its left wing, plunged 5000', and crashed into a snow-covered farm north of Toronto during training at the DeHavilland factory prior to accepting a new acft to ferry back to Ft. Riley. Cause of crash was due to A/C entering wake turbulence.

27 JAN 56

BG John R. Noyes*
3 injured

Alaska

AK ARNG
L-20
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in moutainside NE of Nome while on an inspection flight of Eskimo guard units. A/C was on the return leg of a round trip flight to Shishmaref. A/C ran into weather and icing occurred causing A/C to lose altitude. BG was sitting in CP seat did not have harness on and his head hit console when plane hit the mountain. *BG Noyes died 4 days later of injuries.

15 JAN 56

1LT Dick White [P]

South Carolina

SC ARNG
L-19
#51-12246
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C stalled in a steep left turn and crashed while flying a still search mission.

07 NOV 55

2LT Harold S. Salvage [P]
3 Polish PAXs

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 1130 hours caused by snow flurries and low visibility 30 miles N of Kusan enroute to Kimpo airbase. The Polish PAXs were members of the Neutral Nations Truce Supervisory Commission.

07 SEP 55

CPT John R. Hall Jr [P]
1LT Eugene C. Etz (USAF)

New York

 

[Need A/C Unit]
T-33
News Article
A/C was attempting an emergency landing at Stewart AFB shortly after takeoff for a routine training mission, crashing short of the runway.

21 AUG 55

CPT John F. Werfelmann Jr [P]

Germany

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed 35 miles E of Frankfurt. Wreckage was found 3 days later after a 72-plane search party scoured the area. A/C crashed in a power-on spiral at a high rate of speed. Pathological examination found pilot had a 60 percent saturation of carbon monoxide. Coupled with marginal weather and darkness, it is believed to haved caused vertigo.

20 JUL 55

CPT Walter J. McHenry [P]
SP3 Franklin L. Watson
PFC Robert E. Brethauer
PFC Travis J. Eckert

Germany

[Need A/C Unit]
L-20
News Article
Midair collision of two army planes near Lorsch. One of the planes managed to safely land at an airfield approx half a mile away.

25 JUN 55

CPT Roy F. Moullen [P]
1LT Malcolm J. Stokes

Austria

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19A
#51-7414
News Article
A/C crashed in the Danube Canal and sank shortly after takeoff after experiencing engine problems.

22 JUN 55

1LT Bobby O. Greer [IP]
LT Charles H. Jones Jr

Alabama

USAAVNS
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C was on a training flight and unexpectedly dove into the ground approx 5 miles NE of Geneva while circling over another plane that had made an emergency landing in a cotton field.

23 MAR 55

1LT James W. Walker [P]
1 injured

Texas

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed one-third mi E of Coleman airport at approx 0200 hours after running out of fuel while on a night administrative cross-country flight from Ft. Bliss to Ft. Hood.

10 MAR 55

CPT Kenneth M. Funchess [P]
CPL J.B. Carpente

Costa Rica

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed while returning to Fort Kobbe from San Jose.

17 FEB 55

PFC John A. Walsh

Oklahoma

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
Plane guide was directing a plane with flashlight at night when he backed into the prop of a taxiing L-19, killing him instantly. Accident occurred on the east range during might manuevers.

20 JAN 55

LTC Thomas H. Glenn*
PVT Robert C. Pipes

Korea

HQ/KCOMZ
L-20
News Article
A/C was hit by shell fragments around noon near the Korean DMZ hitting two PAX in the plane. Passengers onboard were attached to the Armed Forces Korea network. *LTC Glenn died 8 days later of wounds.

28 DEC 54

CPT John A. Hayes [P]
1 enlisted PAX killed

Austria

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 1010 hrs on an instrument testing flight 10 miles outside of Linz near St. Martin.

03 DEC 54

CPT Harold R. Martin [P]
MSG Cleo H. Pedersen

Missouri

129 FA (MO ARNG)
L-19
#51-4600
News Article
A/C crashed on a Missouri River dike near Amazonia at 1105 hrs shortly after leaving Rosecrans Field. Pilot appeared to be attempting an emergency landing, flying at tree-top level, when left wing hit a tree, flopped to the right and right wing sheared off continued approx 300' and hit another tree about 15' high, separating the tail, fell to the ground and caught fire.

03 DEC 54

2LT Bruce R. Campbell [P]
2LT George W. Withers

New Mexico

SIG CORPS
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed and burned while landing in the Nike 3 area of the White Sands Proving Ground at approx 1130 hours.

08 NOV 54

LT Hale S. Thomas Jr [P]

Germany

567 FA
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed near Frickenhofen while enroute from Schwaebisch Hall to Schwaebish Gmuend.

02 OCT 54

LT killed [P]
CPT killed [OB]

Korea

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
Six L-19s were performing a formation flight demonstration at an altitude of 100' above a reviewing stand. The formation was divided into two groups of three planes with second group flying 3 seconds behind the first. Lead A/C of #1 section pulled up straight ahead, while the wing planes pulled up and to the right and left respectively. The #2 section followed the same pattern. Lead A/C of #2 section pulled up into the lead plane of #1 section causing the lead plane of #2 section to fall and spin to the ground. Lead plane of #1 section was crippled and made an emergency landing. No rehearsal was performed prior to accident.

16 AUG 54

1LT Pearl G. Bryant Jr [P]
PFC Evan C. Mitchell

Alaska

147 FA
L-20
News Article
A/C crashed about 100 miles NW of Anchorage while flying supplies to a party on a training mission between Puntilla Lake and Farewell.

16 JUN 54

CPT Robert H. Burton [P]
OB injured

Minnesota

HHC/196 ID (SD ARNG)
L-19
#112534
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into the rear of a parked truck during a mock air raid after it swooped low over a truck convoy and struck telephone and power lines at approx 1500 hours at Camp Ripley.

12 JAN 54

1LT Pilot killed
1LT Joe S. Nicholson [OB]

Korea

45 AVN
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed into a mountainside and burned while returning from a 45 DIV training area.

25 AUG 53

1LT Raymond A. Shaffer [P]
1 other killed

Germany

43 ID
L-19
A/C crashed in a field near Dettelbach, 12 mi N of Kitzingen while taking part in the 28 ID maneuvers.

10 AUG 53

1LT James R. Knighton [P]
CPL Howard Sweeney Jr [CE]
LTC John R. Richmond

Alabama

AVN SEC
L-23
News Article
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff at 0425 hours 12 miles SE of Ft. Benning bound for Pope AFB.

02 MAY 53

1LT Jack J. Cox [P]

Texas

49 AD
L-19
News Article
A/C crashed in a field during landing attempt approx 4 mi W of Lewisville while on a routine training flight from Eagle Mountain Lake.

20 APR 53

CIV James K. Knox [IP]
CPT Jack P. Keil [IP]
1LT Claude L. Cox Jr [IP]
LT Don B. Alexander [IP]

Texas

[Need A/C Unit]
LC-126
News Article
Midair collision with a Navy SNB, A/C crashed at approx 1600 hrs 16 miles NE of Gainesville near the Hibbett community while enroute to Ft. Sill from Camp Polk, LA. The Navy plane landed safely at Perrin AFB.

25 JAN 53

CPT Robert C. Porter Jr [P]
1LT Cecil P. Schubert

Japan

24 ID
L-19
News Article
A/C hit a mountain near Tokyo.

05 OCT 52

1LT J.R. Tatum
2LT Alfred Summy

Texas

[Need A/C Unit]
L-19
News Article
A/C was on a training flight from Ft. Sill to Bryan when it crashed and burned near Scotland after engine apparently cut out at approx 75' AGL and dove into the ground.

14 SEP 52

1LT Thomas E. Jones Jr [P]
2LT John Blanar Jr
SGT Charles G. Haberl

New Jersey

SIG CORPS LT AVN
LC-126
News Article
A/C crashed into an apple orchard near Matawan while on a routine training flight from Allegheny County airport to Red Bank airport.

03 APR 52

CPT Sidney L. Harrison [P]

Colorado

CO USAR
L-19
#51-12126
Single engine plane was being ferried from Wichita, KS to Buckley AB when it disappeared near Denver during a snowstorm. *Wreckage was discovered 09SEP52 west of Palmer Lake.

28 DEC 51

CPT Spencer E. Wallace [P]
CPT Otto L. Evans

Arkansas

 

AIR TRN SEC
L-17
News Article
A/C crashed into mountain 15 mi north of Mount Ida in the Ouachita National Forest while on proficiency flight from Ft. Sill to Little Rock. A/C was on return leg of trip when it crashed.

26 AUG 51

1LT John Brandt Latimer [P]

Alaska

6148 TCS
Airplane accident while on active duty near Summit.

13 AUG 51

1LT Keith R. Robison [P]
James N. Thomas Jr

Oregon

22 FA (UT ARNG)
L-19
A/C crashed on the east slope a few hundred feet from the mountain crest of Lake Mountain just west of Utah Lake.

08 MAR 51

CPT John J. Lortz [P]
COL John W. Coffey

Germany

7787 AVN DET
L-17
News Article
A/C crashed west of Coblenz while on a flight from Heidelberg to Bonn.

23 JAN 51

CPT William B. Castle [P]
1 injured

North Carolina

504 ABN
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed on the Ft. Bragg military reservation during a training flight.

12 DEC 50

2LT John H. Wilkinson [P]
CIV Walter L. Wilkinson Jr

Colorado

CO ARNG
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
A/C crashed and burned at Camp George West after takeoff a short distance from the end of a runway from approx 500' AGL after an apparent engine problem. John and Walter were brothers. Walter was later listed as not being in the ARNG.

19 MAR 50

2LT Lewis D. Wall Jr
1LT Charles R. McMinn

Texas

49 AD AIR SEC
[Need A/C Type]
News Article
Midair collision at 0942 hrs and 500' AGL, A/C burst into flames on impact 4 miles NW of the National Guard Eagle Mountain Lake Base and 1 mi north of Rhome.

2LT Fred W. Bowden

16 SEP 49

1LT Walter F. Stone Jr [P]
1LT Dale R. Brenneman Jr [P]
1LT Clark W. Burton [OB]

Kansas

 

10 ID
L-17
News Article
A/C crashed near Mattfield Green while on a routine flight from Marshall Field to Wichita and Kansas City. A/C was found 2 days later.

23 AUG 49

LT Harry G. Otis [P]
OB injured

Germany

 

[Need A/C Unit]
L-5
News Article
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff at Nuernberg.

01 JUN 49

LT Warren J. Ludwig [P]
LT Leland E. Langford [P]
P injured

Georgia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
L-14
News Article
A/C based at Lawson field crashed near Union City after developing engine trouble.

03 MAY 49

1LT Morris C. Lewis [P]
WOJG Otto H. Christiansen [OB]

Oregon

 

[Need A/C Unit]
L-16
News Article
A/C from Ft. Lewis crashed in the Columbia River gorge while circling above an Army engineer amphibious training operation.

Fixed Wing Korean War Losses

05 JUN 53

1LT John W. Arms (USAF)
1LT Roger L. Buxman [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
LT-6G
#49-3548
A/C hit by heavy ground fire, reports that one crewman taken prisoner.

21 APR 53

2LT Joseph A. Taddeo Jr (USAF)
SFC Paul H. O'Connell [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
LT-6G
#49-3589
A/C hit by ground fire, crashed and burned.

30 MAR 53

1LT Autrey W. Frederick [P]
CPT Pierre Gailly (BeArmy)

Korea

HQ/3 ID
L-19
#UNK
On recon and observation mission, forced down in enemy territory near Tup Op-dong.

26 MAR 53

2LT James N. Dorland [OB]

Korea

92 AFA
L-19
#51-12374
A/C possibly hit by AAA, crashed.

10 MAR 53

2LT Peter M. Darakis (USAF)
SFC Forrest L. Price [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
LT-6G
#49-3576
A/C observed going down in flames, no chutes, explosion.

29 NOV 52

1LT James N. Parker [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
LT-6G
#49-3547
A/C hit by ground fire and crashed, crewman captured.

14 NOV 52

CWO Alfred H. Auger
PFC Robert J. Beachy
SGT Francis C. Berger
PFC Gilberto A. Berrios
CPL Antonio Calaustro
CPL William E. Clark
PFC C. Concepcion-Esquilio
CPL Patrick E. Connolly
PFC Delbert Coulam
CPL Donald D. Drinnen
SFC Albert W. Dzinwkowski
CPL James A. Flory
PFC Lloyd O. Fogt
CPL Frank Gfroerer
CPL Thomas E. Giglio
CPL John W. Hanlon
MSG Arthur J. Holland
SGT Robert W. Irwin
PFC Robert H. Koehler
PFC Leon Letts Jr
PFC Bronson J. Mastne
SGT Richard L. Menninger
PFC Erling P. Miller
PFC Billy G. Mouney
SGT Donald R. Northrup
PFC Byron H. Pittman
PFC Lovell E. Prater
PVT Juan Rivera-Gonzales
PFC Juan Rivera-Vazquez
PFC Raul Rosalez
SGT Arthur J. Scowcraft
PFC Eugene R. Serra
SGT Ray A. Shepherd
PFC Freelan Shrewsbury
SGT John C. Stauch, Sr.
SGT Harry N. Tsuruoka
CPL John H. Williams
A1C Leroy J. Beer (USAF)
A2C Marvin L. Gainey (USAF)
SSG Ray W. Mansholt (USAF)
2LT John C. Mortensen (USAF)
CPT William C. Moskosky, Sr. (USAF)
CPT Robert L. Schenck (USAF)
SSG Thaddeus L. Smith Jr (USAF)

Korea

 

63 TCS
C-119C
#51-2551
A/C flew into side of Hill 683 near village of Cho ok.

21 JUN 52

MAJ William P. Hunt Jr [P]
1LT Marvin S. Murphy

Korea

7 ID
L-19
#UNK
Liaison A/C downed near Hill 400, on fire, SAR effort hampered by enemy mortar fire.

14 NOV 51

CPT Samuel C. Baxter III (USAF)
CPT Harold A. Vizina [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6D
#44-81365
A/C hit by machinegun fire, crashed and burned behind enemy lines, no chutes observed.

13 OCT 51

CPT Libero P. Asaccia (USAF)
SFC Frederick E. Larkin [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6D
#42-84947
A/C crashed and burned 15 mi NE of Kaesong, no chutes observed.

13 SEP 51

1LT Alvin E. Crane Jr (USAF)
SFC Gordon J. Zorn [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6F
#44-82533
A/C on routine recon misssion, crash observed at 1855L, no chutes observed, ground tactical control party conducted SAR effort, results negative.

12 JUL 51

SFC Rex H. Miles [OB]
P POW

Korea

6149 TCS
AT-6F
#44-81770
A/C on a routine tactical recon mission to Chester 2, crashed at approx 1030 hrs, wreckage found near Ousil, Korea.

06 JUL 51

1LT Drexel E. Arnold (USAF)
MSG Ray J. Riley [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6F
#44-82555
A/C was returning from mission, crashed, burned in bad weather 15 mi NE of K-6.

20 APR 51

1LT Solomon A. Bachrach
1LT Roger Wallis [P] (USAF)

Korea

6147 TCS
AT-6D
#42-44610
A/C crash landed in enemy territory near Kaochang-ni, near Inje.

06 FEB 51

MAJ Paul R. Conrad
1LT Carroll L. James (USAF)

Korea

6147 TCS
AT-6D
#42-85850
A/C crashed 9 mi NE of Hoengsong, South Korea.

13 NOV 50

1LT Lester A. Holcomb (USAF)
MSG Leonard E. Warren

Korea

6147 TCS
AT-6D
#42-84202
A/C crashed 2 mi N of Koto-ri.

08 NOV 50

1LT Frederick O. Zentner (USAF)
1LT Lewis T. Harrison Jr [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6D
#45-86149
A/C was struck by enemy fire and exploded.

18 OCT 50

CPT Thomas W. DeCoste [OB]
1LT Robert E. McKee (USAF)

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6F
#44-82514
A/C hit by AAA near Kajo-jong, 5 mi E of Pyongyang.

23 SEP 50

2LT David L. Burwell (USAF)
2LT David L. Parmer [OB]

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6D
#44-86145
A/C lost 3 mi SE of Kumchon, was working with F-51s, went into spin, wings came off, crashed.

19 SEP 50

2LT Earl J. Davies [OB]
2LT William B. Warwick (USAF)

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6D
#44-81610
A/C hit by ground fire, spun in, crashed SW of Chungam-ni.

17 SEP 50

1LT Alfred G. Peiffer
CPT Elliott D. Wolfsen (USAF)

Korea

6148 TCS
AT-6F
#44-82520
A/C flying tactical air control mission, lost in Pohang-Kigye-Angang-ni area.

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