He was the instructor navigator on a B-52 that crashed in a farmer's field three miles south of Loring AFB, ME during bad weather.
Crew list: Maj Moody E. Deaton/Injured Maj K. G. Myers/Killed Maj Milo C. Johnson/Killed Lt Leonard M. Corsaro/Killed MSgt Oran C. Riley/Killed, 2Lt Leslie N. Martin/Killed 1Lt Robert E. Testerman/Killed 2Lt James E. Thompson/Killed 1Lt Lane L. Kittle/Killed
Model Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Length 160.89 ft | 49.04 m Width 185.10 ft | 56.42 m Height 40.68 ft | 12.40 m Engine(s) 8 x Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3 turbofan engines generating 17,000lbs of standard thrust each. Empty Weight 172,743 lbs | 78,355 kg MTOW 487,993 lbs | 221,350 kg Max Speed 595 mph | 958 km/h | 517 kts Max Range 10,000 miles | 16,093 km Ceiling 54,954 ft | 16,750 m | 10.4 miles Climb Rate Not Available Hardpoints 2 Armament Mission-specific armament can include any of the following:
20 x AGM-86B ALCM cruise missiles (internal) 20 x AGM-129 cruise missiles (internal) 2 x AGM-86B ALCMs cruise missile (external) 2 x AGM-129 cruise missiles (external) Free Fall Nuclear Bombs 12 x AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles 12 x AGM-142A air-to-surface missiles AGM-86C CALCM cruise missiles JDAMs
Up to 51,570lbs (340kg) class bombs or mines Accommodations 6 Operators United States of America