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Capt John Baird
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1935
Death: Oct. 23, 1962

Capt. John Baird
23 October 1962 A USAF Boeing C-135B-BN Stratolifter, 62-4136, c/n 18476/C42, of the Military Air Transport Service, delivering a load of ammunition from McGuire AFB, New Jersey, to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, as part of the military response to the Cuban Missile Crisis, stalls and crashes short of the runway, killing all seven crew.


The 7 Crew members were:
Capt. James F Bailey, Aircraft commander, of Lexington TN (FAG#145829103)
Capt. John Baird, first pilot, of Fallbrook CA (FAG#3385764)
1st Lt. Jack F Duberteen, second pilot, of Elkhart IN (FAG#116231989)
Capt. Edward J Connard, navigator, of Milton DE (FAG#19435556)
1st Lt. Hahl P Hogge, navigator, of Nampa ID (FAG#66238014)
TSgt. Lester C Elliott, flight engineer, of Duenweg MO (FAG#60733297)
S Sgt Booker T Rigsby, loadmaster, of Kingston NC

 
 
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 Parents:
  Josephine Edna Stevens Baird (1897 - 1966)
 
Inscription:
New York
Captain
US Air Force
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Y, 1287
 
Maintained by: Michele Witter Baird
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3385764
Capt John Baird
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Capt John Baird
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- Frankye
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016

- Michele Witter Baird
 Added: Jan. 5, 2013

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 Added: Dec. 1, 2012
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