Ivy, William Lorence, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1984-1984, 1115A, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
1963 - 1984
Colonel

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
West Point, MS; Stockton, CA
Last Address
Fairchild AFB, WA

Date of Passing
Oct 16, 1984
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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ACCIDENT SYNOPSIS:

On October 16, 1984 at 3:46 PM, a Boeing B-52G (SWOON 52) operated by the 92nd BMW of the Strategic Air Command departed Fairchild Air Force Base, WA for a scheduled night T-3 Training Mission.

At 8:55 PM, while flying in and out of snow showers, the B-52's right wing and #4 engine pylon struck the north crest of Hunts Mesa on the Navajo Indian Reservation. The aircraft continued to travel on a 155 degree magnetic heading another 3,465 feet before it crashed onto a lower southern bluff of Hunts Mesa. On board the aircraft were:

Capt. Robert L. Keeney......Pilot
1st.Lt. Douglas J. Schwartz...Co-Pilot
Maj. Eugene J. Daspit......Radar Navigator
1st.Lt. Kenneth O. Portis.....Navigator
Capt. Sean M. Yeronick......Electronic Warfare Officer
Sgt. David W. Felix........Gunner
Col. William L. Ivy........Pilot/Safety Observer

After striking the mesa, the crew managed to eject from the aircraft with serious injuries. The exception being Sgt. David Felix whose parachute failed to deploy before ground contact and Col. William Ivy who was seated in the observers seat without the capability to eject or escape before the plane crashed. Both were killed in the accident.

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THE AIRCRAFT

The Boeing B-52G (57-6479) Call sign SWOON 52 departed Fairchild AFB at 3:46 PM for a night T-3 mission that would include air refueling, low level segments with two re-entries, and a high altitude navigation leg.
   
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 Unit Assignments
School Assignments70th Bombardment Wing, HeavyStrategic Air Command (SAC)92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1963-1964, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1964-1968, 1115A, 70th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1984-1984, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1984-1984, 1115A, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1972 Operation Arc Light
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1959-1963, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1969-1984, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
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