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Gone West


Remembering all AA pilots who have lost their lives

in the service of American Airlines.

When fellow fliers pass away, we aviators say
they have "gone west" on their last flight.

As you pass this way, please pause to reflect
upon our members to whom we pay the last respect.

They loved their career and gave their best
and now have joined those “heading west.”

Memory may dim with each passing year,
but as long as APA exists, you’ll find them remembered here.

 


From the Inception of American Airlines in May 1934 to Present

  • Nov. 12, 2001
    • CA Edward A. States, FO Sten P. Molin
    • Queens, NY
    • AA Flt 587
    • A300
    • N14053
  • Sept. 11, 2001
    • CA John A. Ogonowski, FO Thomas F. McGuinness
    • Manhattan, NY
    • AA Flt 11
    • Boeing 767
    • N334AA
  • Sept. 11, 2001
    • CA Charles F. Burlingame III, FO David Charlebois
    • Washington, DC
    • AA Flt 77
    • Boeing 757
    • N644AA
  • June 1, 1999
    • CA Richard W. "Rick" Buschmann
    • Little Rock, AR
    • AA Flt 1420
    • MD-82
    • N215AA
  • Dec. 20, 1995
    • CA Nicholas Tafuri, FO Donnie R. Williams
    • Buga (nr Cali), Columbia
    • AA Flt 965
    • Boeing 757
    • N651AA
  • May 25, 1979
    • CA Walter H. Lux, FO James R. Dillard, FE Alfred A Udovich
    • Chicago
    • AA 191
    • McDonald Douglas DC 10-10
    • N110AA

  • Nov. 8, 1965
    • CA Daniel J. Teelin, CA William J. O'Neill, FE John T. LeVoie
    • Greater Cincinnati Airport
    • AA Flt 383
    • Boeing 727
    • N1996
  • March 1, 1962
    • CA James T. Heist, FO Michael Barna, Jr., SO Robert J. Pecor,
      FE Robert J. Cain
    • Idlewild Airport, Jamaica Bay New York International Airport
    • AA Flt 1
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7506A

  • Jan. 28, 1961
    • CA Lloyd Reinhard, CA Robert Hinman, CA John Coyne,
      CA Herbert J. Thing, Jr., FE Harold Engh, FE Howard Loren Sturdy
    • Montauk Point, Long Island, NY
    • Training Flight
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7502A
  • Aug. 15, 1959
    • CA Harry C. Job, CA Fred W. Jeberjahn, CA William T. Swain,
      FE Arthur Anderson, FE Edgar Allen Freeman
    • Peconic River Airport, Calverton, Long Island, NY
    • Training Flight
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7514A
  • Feb. 3, 1959
    • CA Albert Hunt DeWitt
    • East River, LaGuardia, NY
    • Flt 320
    • Lockheed Electra
    • N6101A
  • Aug. 4, 1955
    • CA Hugh C. Barron, FO William G. Gates
    • Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
    • Flt 476
    • Convair 240
    • N94221
  • March 20, 1955
    • FO Glen E. Walker
    • Springfield, MO
    • Flt 711
    • Convair 240
    • N94234
  • Sept. 16, 1953
    • CA James W. Stentz, FO William John Schanken
    • Colonie, NY, 2.7 miles SW of Albany Airport
    • Flt 723
    • Convair 240
    • N94255
  • Jan. 22, 1952
    • CA Thomas J. Reid, FO Lawrence S. Iudicello
    • City of Elizabeth, NJ
    • AA Flt No. 6780
    • Convair 240
    • N94229
  • Aug. 8, 1947
    • CA William Alexander Davidson, FO Walter Richard Zundel
    • LaGuardia Airport (Bowery Bay), New York City, NY
    • Ferry Flight C-47/DC-3C military conversion "Alpha" research aircraft
    • NX88787
  • Aug. 25, 1946
    • CA McLemore Elder, CA William C. Stehle
    • Ashland, MS
    • Training Flight 26
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC88826
  • Dec. 28, 1946
    • CA Frank Mapes Ham, FO Harman Edwin Ring
    • Michigan City, IN
    • AA Flt 2207
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC15577
  • Oct. 3, 1946
    • CA William R. Westerfield, FO Robert Beckman Lehr,
      Senior Nav John T. Tierney Jr., Junior Nav Jerome Lewis,
      FE Mark Spelar, Radio Operator James N. Berry
    • nr Harmon Field, Stephenville, Newfoundland
    • American Overseas Airlines
    • Douglas DC-4
    • NC90904
  • March 3, 1946
    • CA Samuel Edward Stoner, FO Emmett Edward Baker, CA Max Leonard Fife,
      FO LaMontagne (deadhead)
    • Laguna Mountains, 45 miles east of San Diego, CA
    • AA Flt 6-103
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC21779
  • Feb. 23, 1945
    • CA James E. Stroud, FO Robert M. Brigman
    • Rural Retreat, VA
    • AA Flt 9
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC18142
  • Jan. 10, 1945
    • CA Joseph Russell McCauley, FO Robert Gaylord Eitner
    • Burbank/Verdugo Hills, CA
    • AA Flight 6001
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC25684
  • Nov. 11, 1944
    • CA Clyde Watkins, FO I. B. Armstrong
    • Stevensville, Newfoundland
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-54
  • Aug. 28, 1944
    • CA Glen Golden, FO Barton Oglesby
    • Preswick, Scotland
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-54
  • Feb. 10, 1944
    • CA Dale B. Francis, FO Ray R. Majors
    • 18 miles SW of Memphis Airport
    • AA Flt 2
    • Douglas DC-3
  • Nov. 18, 1943
    • CA Edward S. "Toby" Hunt
    • nr Kunming, China
    • Project 7A
    • C-87 Ship # 41-111675
  • Oct. 15, 1943
    • CA Dale Frederick Dryer, CA Robert Allen Gay, FO William John Brand
    • nr Centerville, TN
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC16008
  • Aug. 23, 1943
    • CA Hary T. Charleton, FO Robert. H. Dietze, Nav John E. Keeting,
      Radio Officer Robert E. Davis, FE Joseph Smith
    • Tezpur, India Project 7A
    • C-87
    • Ship # 107274
  • July 28, 1943
    • CA Harry A. Stiller, CA Bayard A. Carpenter (route currency),
      FO Robert H. McClure
    • Trammel, KY
    • AA Flt 63
    • Douglas DC-3
    • N16014
  • Dec. 7, 1942
    • CA Ben Miller
    • Baffin Island, Canada
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-47
  • Oct. 23, 1942
    • CA Charles Fred Pedley, FO Louis Frederick Roppert
    • Palm Springs, CA
    • AA Trip 28
    • DC-3
    • NC16017
  • Oct. 30, 1941
    • CA David I. Cooper, FO Richard L. Owens
    • nr. St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
    • Flight 1
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC25663
  • April 1, 1936
    • Pilot Sanford Underwood
    • Pavilion, NY (Genesee County)
    • Air Mail 7
    • Stinson A
    • NC15152
  • Jan. 29, 1936
    • Pilot Ted Kincannon
    • Little Elm, TX
    • Vultee V1-A
    • NC13767
  • Jan. 14, 1936
    • Pilot Gerald Marshall, Co-Pilot Glen Freeland
    • Goodwin, AR
    • Trip No. 1
    • Douglas DC-2
    • NC14274
  • Dec. 22, 1934
    • Pilot Russell S. Riggs
    • Sunbright, TN
    • Mail and Express Carrier
    • Lockheed Crion, model 9-D
    • NC12286
  • June 9, 1934
    • Pilot Clyde Holbrook, Co-Pilot John Barron Jr.
    • Mongaup Mountain, NY
    • Curtiss Condor T-32
    • NC12354