Lieut Gerald Thomas Skidgel

Lieut Gerald Thomas Skidgel

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 14 Feb 1968 (aged 30)
Galesburg, Traill County, North Dakota, USA
Burial California, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 40348814 · View Source
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Lt. Gerald T. Skidgel, USN, was killed when a Marine helicopter, of which he was co-pilot, crashed into the guywire of a 2060-foot television tower at Galesburg, N.D. The four crewmen were also killed. The helicopter was assigned to Patuxent Naval Air Station, Md., and was flying out of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., on a routine training flight performing cold-weather tests. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1960. Following flight training at Pensacola, he was designated a naval aviator in January 1962. He served with Helicopter Squadrons 10 and 6 at Ream Field, Fla. He was assigned to the Naval Air Test Pilot School, Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent at the time of the accident. He is survived by his widow, Jane, and three children, Stephen Pratt, Michael Folsom and Mary Katherine Skidgel, all of Lexington Park, MD.


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  • Created by: Eamonn
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40348814
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Gerald Thomas Skidgel (30 Dec 1937–14 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40348814, citing Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery, California, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Eamonn (contributor 42974417) .