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Thomas Henry Patton
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1928
Death: Dec. 26, 1956
Alaska, USA

1st Lieutenant Patton was the pilot of U.S. Air
Force KB-29P Superfortress #44-84149.
Perished in collision with the Talkeetna
mountain range, about fifty miles northeast of
Anchorage, Alaska, shortly after departing
Elmendorf Air Force Base.
All eight crew members aboard were killed
when the aerial refueling tanker struck Bald
Mountain at the 4,200-foot level.
The aircraft was based with the 508th Aerial
Refueling Squadron at Turner Air Force Base,
Albany, Georgia.

Age 28

Other crew and passengers aboard were:

1st Lt. Luther G Lamm
1st Lt. James D Dellinger
1st Lt. Lionel E Reid
M/Sgt. Otto D McAdams, Jr
T/Sgt. Thurman C Rainer
S/Sgt. John B Plyant
A2C William P Hodgson

Note: Reported as a resident of Corvalis, Oregon
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: B, 176-1
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3487256
Thomas Henry Patton
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Thomas Henry Patton
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Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
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In Dec 1956 as a member of the 11th ARS Sqdn. Our planes, KC-97Gs, were parked next to the 508th ARS.I think we were the replacement for them, when this accident happened. I took some pictures of them, but they do not show serial numbers. we almost lost o...(Read more)
- bernie hill
 Added: Jan. 24, 2015
Killed in the crash of a U.S. Air Force KB-29 refueling plane, when it crashed into Bald Mountain, after taking off from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska. Seven other servicemen also perished.
- Tim Cook
 Added: May. 8, 2011

- My Family Search
 Added: Nov. 20, 2003

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