Naval Flight Surgeons Killed on Active Duty


 

2003 CDR Laurel S. Clark Died in Columbia accident during re-entry from STS-107.
  CAPT David M. Brown Died in Columbia accident during re-entry from STS-107.
1993 LCDR Dale W. Phillips Died 8 SEP in an AH-1W helicopter accident at Camp Pendleton
1991 Manley L. Carter Killed in commercial airline crash while on NASA business
1987 LT Stephen Chetneky Died 12 AUG in a TAV-8A accident at Cherry Point
1983 CDR Ivan Choi Died 21 MAR when C-1A crashed on Mount Ranier
1982 LT Charles W. Gehrke Died 1 MAR in a mid-air T-34C accident in Pensacola
1978 LCDR Stuart W. McEwen Died 2 MAR in a T-34C in Pensacola on first flight of Flight Surgeon training syllabus
1970 Don Sampson Killed in F-4 on instrument approach into NAS Point Mugu
1969 CDR Andrew W. Stevenson Killed when helicopter off the Constellation crashed into the sea
Story about crash under "The Miracles Continue"
1968 LT William E. Ricker Missing in Action 28 OCT in a Marine TA-4F from MAG-31 around Dong Ha, Viet Nam
LT Stanley N. Lewis Died 31 JAN in a bunker hit by enemy rockets at Chu Lai, Vietnam
1967 LT Curtis R. Baker Died 30 MAR in a helicopter accident in Da Nang, Vietnam
1966 LCDR Richard E. Donahue Died 26 OCT in a fire on the USS Oriskany off the coast of Viet Nam
LT Lloyd P. Hyde Died 26 OCT in a fire on the USS Oriskany off the coast of Viet Nam
1964 LT Arnold J. Goldstein Died 19 JUL in an aircraft accident off the Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-46)
LT Charles R. Moberly Died 8 MAR in an aircraft accident in the vicinity of Taiwan
1963 LT Bruce C. Farrell Died 8 OCT in a HMM-361 helicopter accident on a rescue mission outside Da Nang, South Vietnam
1962 LT Gerald C. Griffin Died 7 OCT in a helicopter accident in South Vietnam
LT John P. Brown Died 12 JAN in an aircraft accident in the North Atlantic
1961 LCDR Victor A. Prather, Jr. Drowned 4 MAY after ascending to an all-time manned balloon altitude of 113,740 feet then falling from the helicopter rescue hoist at sea
1959 LT James C. Okel Died 4 MAR in an aircraft accident in Milton
1958 LT Arthur V. Roberge Died 10 OCT in an aircraft accident North Adams, MA
1957 CAPT Elmer B. Johnson Died 27 APR in an aircraft accident
1952 LT J. E. Shropshire, Jr. Died 8 AUG on the USS Boxer of the coast of Korea
1951 LT George L. Hardgrave, Jr. Died 22 APR in an aircraft accident Iwakuni, Japan
LCDR Clyde J. Farless, Jr. Died 6 MAR in an aircraft accident in the Atlantic
1945 LT Joseph G. Sandler Died 16 NOV
LT Harold B. Thornburg Killed in Action 21 SEP
LT William J. Wagner Died 17 SEP in an aircraft accident
LCDR Lyman F. West Died 13 AUG in an aircraft accident
LT Francis H. Needle Died 27 JUL in an aircraft accident
LT Earl M. Anderson Died 5 JUL in a mid-air accident
LT John F. Geraghty Died 24 JUN in an aircraft accident in the Asiatic Theater
LT Paul G. Schroeder Died 11 MAY
LT Arnold Breckenridge Died 3 MAY in a Blimp explosion in Santa Ana
LCDR Tom T. Flaherty Died 11 APR in an aircraft accident
LT Jesse R. Battenfeld, Jr. Died 15 FEB in an aircraft accident on a routine flight
1944 CAPT Harry H. Jackson, Jr. Died 22 DEC
LCDR Wayne H. Stewart Killed in Action 25 OCT in the Asiatic theater
LTJG Woodman B. Pomeroy Aircraft accident 13 JUL
1943 LT Charles E. Rethers Aircraft accident 27 MAY
1942 CDR Eric E. Liljencrantz Died in a dive bomber accident 5 NOV in Pensacola
LTJG Henry R. Ringness Died 17 OCT at Guadacanal due to enemy shelling of the beach
More of the story at http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/amphib/apd100.htm and thelastplaneup.com
Porter Hoidale Killed in World War II
LT James F. Handley Died 1 MAR on the USS Pecos
LTJG James P. Dean Killed in aircraft accident in Rio
LCDR Richard P. Wilson Killed in aircraft accident Olathe, KS
LCDR Victor Gang Drowned after being washed overboard in the Pacific from the USS Santee
CDR Meinolph V. Kappius Missing in Action on routine flight
LTJG Felix B. Long, Jr. Killed in plane crash at Guadalcanal
CAPT Raymond W. Hege Killed in Action
LCDR John W. Fisher Killed when ship (AG-18) was bombed and sick bay hit
LT Walter E. Brown Killed in plane crash at Guadalcanal in Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5)

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