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Maj David Clifton Mills
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1918
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1957
Coconino County
Arizona, USA


Major Mills, from Baytown, Texas, son of Rex Mills, and husband of Bobbie Mills, 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.

The aerial refueling tanker was on a mapping and surveying flight over the Arizona desert and 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 crewmembers killed aboard were:

Harold D Shumard

Charles D Dees

Donnie G Castor

Richard W Noel

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

Hill of Rest Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Jan 28, 2013
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Maj David Clifton Mills
Added by: Tim Cook
Maj David Clifton Mills
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- Debbie Mitchell
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013

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