Anthony, James Lee, Maj

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1969-1969, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1955 - 1969

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Date of Passing
Dec 22, 1969
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Dahlonega, Georgia
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Date: 22-DEC-1969
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator: 428th TFS. 474th TFW, USAF
Registration: 67-0049
C/n / msn: A1-94
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Nellis AFB ranges, Nevada - United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Nellis AFB, Nevada
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On 22 December 1969, F-111A 67-0049, assigned to the 428th TFS of the 474th TFW, crashed and was destroyed. The mission had been the operational testing of rockets on the Nellis ranges. During a rocket delivery recovery, a wing of the F-111A completely detached in flight. The highly experienced crew of Maj Thomas Mack and Maj James Anthony were killed after the unsuccessful out-of-module-limits ejection from the rapidly rolling, out of control aircraft.

As this aircraft already had the modified carry through box, the loss caused the grounding of all F-111s for an extended period . USAF F-111s had restrictions placed on them until after inspections and testing.
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