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Re: Memorial Day weekend
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2015, 07:14:07 pm »
kev, who are the gentlemen in suits and what the stuff on the ground? Looks like recovered flightsuits?

Adam mom just found some info after digging online.  They died  Nov 8th 1961

11 Feared Dead, 2 Bodies Found
District Correspondent

VP-10 Mishap

BRUNSWICK - A Naval Air Station Brunswick patrol bomber with 11 men aboard plunged into the Atlantic Ocean 300 miles off the Virginia coast Wednesday. The bodies of 2 crewmen were recovered, the rest were listed as missing and presumed dead. The twin-engine Neptune P2V was returning to the local base after completing Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises. A search for the other nine officers and men is continuing. Lt. Cmdr. Herbert E. Wilson, Public Information Officer of Fleet Air Wing Three here said a search plane spotted debris from the VP-10 plane at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Found were a life raft and other objects definitely identified as coming from the P2V of Patrol Squadron 10 based here.

NAVY AUTHORITIES said the plane, commanded by Lt. Cmdr Phillip S. Callihan, was last heard from shortly after 2:30 a.m.. There was no indication of trouble at the time and no distress signals were received from the plane. The Navy did not reveal the names of the men whose bodies had been recovered. Fleet Air Wing Three headquarters here said aircraft from Brunswick and from the carrier USS Champlain are taking part in the search. It was expected the search would be discontinued temporarily during the night.

THE PLANE took off from Brunswick at 8 p.m. Tuesday with four officers and 7 enlisted men aboard. It carried sufficient fuel for 14 hours of flight and was due back at its home base here at 7 a.m. Planes from NASB took off in search of the aircraft when it failed to reach port. The Navy said no reason for the accident has been determined. The fact that the life raft was floating on the water may indicate that some of the crew had time to escape.

LISTED AS THE OFFICIAL crew of the downed patrol bomber, and next of kin by the Naval Air Station were:

Lt. Cmdr Phillip S. Callihan, 36, Brunswick, home, Memphis, Tenn; wife, Anita Taylor Callihan; one child.

Lt. (jg) Robert J. Miller, 23, son of Mr and Mrs James Edward Miller, New Hyde Park, N. Y.

Lt. (jg) William G. McLane, 22, Brunswick, wife, Mrs Rosemarie Belton McLane; home, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Lt. (jg) Edmund J. McGrath, 24, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph T. McGrath, Chicago, ILL.

Harold G. Kirkman, aviation structural mechanic first class, 27, wife, Mrs Kathryn Yvonne Kirkman, Brunswick; four children; home, Kernersville, N.C.

Paul Harden, aviation machinist mate third class, 23, Brunswick; wife, Phyllis Eileen Harden, Thomas Point, Brunswick; two children; home, Philadelphia, PA.

Gerald J. Dinan, aviation electronics technician first class, 25, son of Mr and Mrs Gerald Andrew Dinan, Zanesville, Ohio.

Wayne J. Stevens, 30, aviation electronics technician second class; wife, Mrs Marilyn Corrine Stevens, Brunswick; two children; home, Adairsville, Ga.

Paul E. Lare, airman, 26; wife, Mrs Francis Noel Lare, Brunswick; two children.

John J. Walsh, 22, avaition electricians mate third class; parents, Mr and Mrs John Joseph Walsh of Ellsworth.

Roy D. Smith, aviation ordnanceman second class, 23, son of Mr and Mrs Dan R. Smith, Crofton, Ky.

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