United States Air Force Pilot Training Class 65-F Memorial

United States Air Force Pilot Training Class 65-F Memorial

Birth
Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 20 Mar 1965 (aged 1)
Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 48034484 · View Source
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This memorial is dedicated to the thirty four United States Air Force Pilots who were members of Pilot Training Class 65-F 'Fink Class' at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma and the Instructor Pilots of the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron and the 3576th Pilot Training Squadron who taught them to fly and guided them along the way.

Our Classmates:
• Major Thomas Hugh 'Tom' Amos - KIA SEA
• Captain Murray Joseph 'Steve' Brody - C-121 accident
• Dayton Charles 'Chris' Christensen
• Captain Richard Carl 'Coop' Cooper
• Lewis Demitri 'Lew' Drew
• Colonel Robert Owen 'Bob' Heavner
• Colonel Roger Joel Hegstrom
• Lt. Colonel Walter David 'Dave 'Heinlen
• Captain Elmer Elton 'Jr' Hinkle
• Lieutenant Timothy Wayne 'Tim' Kirby - T-37 accident
• Captain David Carl 'Dave' Lindberg - KIA SEA
• Captain Vincent Eugene 'Gene' Milo
• Captain Ronald Lyle 'Ron' Packard - KIA SEA
• Captain Marvin Lee 'Marv' Stockdale

Some of our Instructor Pilots:
Major Patrick 'Pat' Claxton
Major Robert Franklin 'Wild Bill' Coady - KIA SEA
Major James Boyd 'Jay' East - KIA SEA
Lieutenant Thomas Michael 'Tom' Griffin - T-37 accident
Lieutenant General David Lee 'Dave' Nichols
Captain Dan Bruen Packard - KIA SEA
Colonel Joel Murray Rosenzweig
Captain Harvey Joe Shaw
Lt. Colonel Marion 'Skip' Webb Jr.

On October 24-27, 2010, twenty one of the original class members, along with most of their wives, gathered for our first class reunion in Branson, Missouri celebrating forty five years since our graduation at Vance Air Force Base. At that time, we had lost three to combat in SEA, one in an Air Force aircraft accident and five of natural causes which left only four who did not attend.

The memorial table from our third reunion at Tucson, Arizona in 2015 is shown at left.

You are now gone from our lives, but not forgotten. Pilot Training Class 65-F, your family and friends, along with those you served with, will always remember you. In our hearts, you will fly forever. God bless all of you and your families and may you rest in peace.


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  • Created by: Lee A. Hillard
  • Added: 12 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48034484
  • Lee A. Hillard
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for United States Air Force Pilot Training Class 65-F Memorial (9 Mar 1964–20 Mar 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48034484, ; Maintained by Lee A. Hillard (contributor 47036613) Unknown.