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1LT Zoltan Robert Szaloki

1LT Zoltan Robert Szaloki

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Death 8 Jan 1962 (aged 23)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Memorial Section E
Memorial ID 22546878 · View Source
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1st Lieutenant Szaloki was the co-pilot of a U.S. Air Force KB-50 aerial refueling tanker that departed Langley Air Force Base in Virginia at 11:17 a.m. on January 8, 1962, for a mission to Lajes, Azores. At around 1 p.m., the last transmission was heard as the aircraft was approximately 240 miles off the U.S. east coast. By 7 p.m., with no contact made with the plane, a search was started. The U.S. Air Force flew 162 sorties and 1369 flight hours, the U.S. Navy flew 7 sorties and 49 search hours and the U.S. Coast Guard flew 236 hours and had 5 cutters, covering more than 440,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in the largest ever search for a missing aircraft in history, but no evidence of the tanker or it's crew of eight was ever located. It is believed the aircraft dissappeared somewhere over the infamous Bermuda Triangle.


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  • Created by: Hope
  • Added: 29 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22546878
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Zoltan Robert Szaloki (10 Sep 1938–8 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22546878, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .