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 Ellison Shoji Onizuka

Ellison Shoji Onizuka

Birth
Kealakekua, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA
Death 28 Jan 1986 (aged 39)
Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot SECTION D SITE 1
Memorial ID 2428 · View Source
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Astronaut. Born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force and served as a NASA Mission Specialist Astronaut. At Kennedy Space Center, Florida, January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after the launch taking the life of Onizuka and six other crew members.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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LT COL US AIR FORCE
ASTRONAUT - CHALLENGER 51L


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellison Shoji Onizuka (24 Jun 1946–28 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2428, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .