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Sgt Richard Wilton Noel
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1925
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1957
Coconino County
Arizona, USA


Technical Sergeant Noel was one of 16 airmen
who perished when U.S Air Force KC-97G
Stratofreighter #52-2711 struck
Gray Mountain, 40 miles north of Flagstaff,
Arizona, during a flight originating from
Walker Air Force Base in New Mexico.

He was a Flight Engineer.

Son of Stafford and Ruth Elizabeth Noel.

The aerial refueling tanker was on a mapping
and surveying flight over the Arizona desert
and the southwest to observe and note route
hazards for low-level, high-speed B-47
Stratojet training flights.
The aircraft was last observed heading
northwest from Winslow and entering heavy
cloud cover. Shorty after, it made a wrong
turn into the mountainside.

The crewmember killed aboard were:

Harold D Shumard
Charles D Dees
Donnie G Castor
David C Mills
James E Hicks
Ronald E Ruble
David A Whitmore
John G Schardong
Richard D Taylor
Sherman E Woods
Irving L Olstein
Milton G Poole
Wilbur K Abney
David G Morris
Robert R Ferguson

Rosewood Memorial Park
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Jan 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104313656
Sgt Richard Wilton Noel
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Added by: James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
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