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In Memoriam

October 11, 2025

On this date in 1988, KC-135A, 60-0317, was returning from TDY to KI Sawyer. The aircraft made a hard landing following a steep approach in crosswind conditions and went off the side of the runway and broke up. A fire erupted. All crew members were lost. A firefighting exercise had just completed, and the team was able to respond in minutes.

920th ARS crew killed:

A/C: Capt Jeffrey Giles, 27,
Co: Capt David B. Greene, 26
Nav: 2Lt Scott J. Szuter, 29
IN: Capt Gerald Earhart,33
BO: A1C Robert L. Parham, 23

524th Bomb Squadron, Instructor Radar Nav:
Captain William Russell, 33


Lt Col Joseph A. Pappe, Jr, OR
Capt Herbert T. Brown, FL
1Lt Joseph E. Gootee, CA
MSgt Allen M. Beardsley, WY
TSgt Brian M. Chamberlin, WI
TSgt Scott R. Ross, WI
SSgt Gerry D. Roadcap, VA
SSgt Christopher S. Colby, ME
Maj Fred E. Hadaway, OK
SSgt Deanna M. Wofford, AR


October 11, 2025