a-1e skyraider (52-132644)

The mid-air collision of two Douglas A-1 Skyraiders, of the 4407th Combat Crew Training Squadron, 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing, over the small community of Children's Home in north Okaloosa County, Florida, resulted in the deaths of four Hurlburt Field pilots: Maj. Robert W. Robinson, Capt. James J. Jines, Jr., Capt. Edward P. Doyle and Maj. Donald L. Lumadue. The collision occurred while the planes were flying formation during a routine training mission. Eyewitnesses saw one man bail out and apparently maneuver his parachute. However, his body was found some hours later in a wooded area some distance from the wreckage of the two planes. Testimony from investigators stated that the planes were "dogfighting" with two F-100 jets, both of which pulled out before the A-1E, 52-132644, piloted by Doyle (the wingman) crashed into the cockpit of the A-1G, 52-132535, piloted by Jines.
  1. AIR COMMANDO 2 Lumadue, Donald Lee

    SURNAME Lumadue FORENAME Donald Lee UNIT 4407 Combat Crew Training Squadron (1 S.O. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 24th June 1965 AGE 37 GRAVESITE Alexandria National Cemetery,Pineville,Rapides Parish,Louisiana Section R Site 303 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Ohio born...
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Doyle, Edward Patrick

    SURNAME Doyle FORENAME Edward Patrick UNIT 4407 Combat Crew Training Squadron (1 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 24th June 1965 AGE 31 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Philadelphia,Pennsylvania attended Bullis School,Potomac,Maryland (1 year) graduated US...