Jacksonville, FL (Off Shore) Jet Crashes On USS NIMITZ, May 1981
The EA-6B Prowler is an all-weather jet designed for use in tactical electronic warfare. With a flying speed in excess of 500 knots, the Prowler uses sensitive receiver and high-power jammers to deny enemy use of radar and radio equipment.
9 Killed On Ship Listed.
Norfolk, Va. (AP) -- Here is a list of the identities of the 14 servicemen killed when a plane crashed on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on Tuesday night.
Marine Captain ELWOOD M. ARMSTRONG, Havelock, N.C.
Marine 1st Lt. LAURENCE D. CRAGUN, Cherry Point, N.C.
Navy Airman Apprentice THOMAS E. BARNHART, 18, Cleveland, Ohio.
Navy Airman ALBERTO COLON, 21, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Navy Fireman DENNIS R. DRISCOLL, 21, Irvington, N.J.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class ROBERT W. ISER, 22, Richfield, Minn.
Navy Airman PATRICK D. LOUIS, 21, Westland, Mich.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, LEWIS J. McLAURIN, 22, Laurel, Miss.
Navy Airman Apprentice FRANK J. SWIDER, Providence, R.I.
Marine 1st Lt. STEVE E. WHITE, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
Navy Airman Recruit JACKIE L. GOTHARD, 22, Casper, Wyo.
Navy Airman Recruit PETER R. IANNETTI, 21, Oakdale, Mass.
Navy Airman RONALD WILDERMUTH, 19, Westerville, Ohio.
Navy Airman ARTURO HINOJOSA, 25, San Antonio, Texas.
Partial List Of Injured Crew.
Airman Apprentice VINCENT BAKER, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Petty Officer 1st Class RICHARD WILLIAMSON, Millville, N.J.
Airman Apprentice KEITH ALSTN, Miami, Fla.
Airman Apprentice THOMAS R. FAHEY, Somerville, Mass.
Petty Officer 3rd Class ANTHONY L. TUGGLE, Camden, Ohio.
Airman Apprentice LOUIS K. WAKEFIELD, San Jose, Calif.
Airman Apprentice MICHAEL JOHNSON, Garner, N.C.
Lt. Cmdr. NORMAN W. STEFFEN, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Chief JOHN CASANOVA, Cataumet, Mass.
Airman JAMES O. KASPER, Cupertino, Calif.
Lt. Cmdr. JOHN TINDLE, Overland Park, Kan.
Airman ZACHARY ELICKER, Rome, Ga.
Ensign LARRY L. SPRADLIN, Lawton, Okla.
Airman Apprentice JOHN MILSTEAD, Baltimore.
Airman Recruit RICHARD SIMPSON.
Airman BRYAN C. JEANS, Oxford, Minn.
Airman Apprentice ALBERT KNAPP, Schenectady, N.Y.
Chief WILLIAM R. BROWN, Kingstree, S.C.
Petty Officer 2nd Class KEVIN M. COSTELLO, Centerville, Mass.
Petty Officer 1st Class JACK D. WARREN, Trumann, Ark.
Petty Officer 2nd Class JOHN R. GIBBS, Bayshore, N.Y.
Petty Officer 2nd Class FRANK D. DAVIS, Cameron, La.
Petty Officer 2nd Class RICHARD M. HOKANSON, Hauppauge, N.Y.
Petty Officer 2nd Class JERALD D. SPANN, Hudson, N.C.
Airman LLOYD C. HARDY, Halls, Tenn.
Airman GEORGE W. BUTZ, Hockessin, Del.
Airman JEFFREY S. GRADY, Pakersburg, W.Va.
Petty Officer 3rd Class PAUL B. WITT.
Petty Officer 2nd Class J. C. BAUMGARDNER, Lewistown, Pa.
Airman JEFFREY J. JOHNSON, Jamaica, N.Y.
Airman JAMES R. EVANS, Macon, Ga.
Lt. Cmdr. HAMIMO A. BARELA.
Fireman DAVID STAGG, Garfield, N.J.
Petty Officer 3rd Class KENNETH J. ALLEN, Charleston, S.C.
The Capital Annapolis Maryland 1981-05-28