Memorial Wall

In an effort to aid families of fallen tanker pilots, AAF has established a memorial fund. Proceeds from this fund are presented directly to the families in their time of need. Donate here

 

The following is a list of aerial firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.

 

 

U.S. Aerial Firefighters Memorial Wall

 

2010 – Present

 

2012

MAAFS 7 C-130

Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal – MAFFS 7 Crew

Maj. Joseph M. McCormick – MAFFS 7 Crew

Maj. Ryan S. David – MAFFS 7 Crew

Sen. Mstr. Sgt. Robert S. Cannon – MAFFS 7 Crew

 

T11 P2V7

Todd Tompkins – T11 Crew – Pilot

Ron Chambless – T11 Crew – Pilot

 

2000 – 2009

 

2009

Tom Risk – T42 Crew – Pilot

Mike Flynn – T42 Crew – Pilot

Brian Buss – T42 Crew – Pilot

David Jamsa – T857

 

2008

Gerry Marais – SEAT

Roark Schwanenberg – Helicopter Pilot

Gene Walhstrom – P-2V

Greg Gonsioroski – P-2V

Zachary VanderGriend – P-2V

 

2007

Dennis Davis – Helicopter Pilot

 

2006

Terry Wayne Jacobs – Sikorsky S64

Andrei Pantchenko – Sikorsky S64

Quin R. Stone – A Star 350

Lillian M. Patten – A Star 350

Michael Gene Lewis – A Star 350

Monica Lee Zajanc – A Star 350

George “Sandy” Willett – OV-10A

Robert Paul Stone – OV-10A

 

2005

Jose Victor Gonzales – Bell 206 B-3

John Greeno – Bell 206 B-3

Charles Edgar – Bell 206 B-3

Tom Lynch – P3 Orion

Paul Cockrell – P3 Orion

Brian Bruns – P3 Orion

 

2004

Wayne Turner – Dromader 18A

Mike Ward – Bell 205

 

2003

Carl Dolbeare – P2V-7

John Attardo – P2V-7

 

2002

Steve Wass – C130

Craig LaBare – C130

Mike Davis – C130

Rick Schwartz – PB4Y2

Milt Stollak – PB4Y2

Leonard G. Knight – Aerospatiale Lama

 

2001

Doug Gilbert – Thrush S-2R

Larry Groff – S2

Lars Stratte – S2

Richard Hernandez – Vertol KV-107

Santi Arouitx – Vertol KV-107

Kip Krigbaum – Vertol KV-107

 

2000

Carl Payne – AT802

Sam Tobias – 337

Leo W. Koponen – 337

Lester Shadrick – Bell 412

David Newman – UH1H

Mike Fossett – UH1H

 

Years 1990 – 1999

 

1998

Gary Nagel – S2

Duane Williams – CH54

George Converse – CH54

Jose Castillo – CH54

J. D. Donahue – P2V

Chuck Key – P2V

 

1997

John Hirth – PV2

William Babka – PV2

Floyd Hiser – Bell 206

David Kyle – OV10

 

1996

Lee Sundstrom – Dromader 18A

 

1995

Lisa Nitsch – DC4

Mike Smith – BE-58P

Robert Hollins – Hughes 369D

Gary Cockrell – DC4

 

1994

T82 

Bob Buc-C130A

Joe Johnson-C130A

Shawn Zareba-C130A

1992

Roger Stark – S2A

Charles  Sheridan -T61

Leonard Martin-T61

 

1991

T24 P3 Orion A

John Sieglinger – P3A

Robert Shaw – P3A

Henry Kim – BE-58P

1990

Tanker 08

Ralph Glasgow-P-2V

Stephen Bovey-P-2V

 

Years 1980 – 1989

 

1987

Don Johnson – S2A

 

1986

Richard Boyd – S2A

Clarence “Bob” Lind - S2A

 

1984

Ed Real – S2A

Ted Bell – S2A

 

1983

Bill Smothers – B26

 

1982

James Eakin – S2

 

1981

Lou Remsehner – C119

Teddy Sveum – C119

Merton Jackson – T34

 

1980

Clyde Alfread – DC4

Ron Letnes – DC4

 

 

Years 1970 – 1979

1979

Gayle Eaton – S2

Denny Conners – C119

Richard Ray – C119

Charles Colton – B17

Joe LeRoux – B17

Bob Masters – B17

 

1978

Darwin Kern – DC7

John Turner -DC7

Victor Mortan – DC7

Donald Baxter – DC7

John Davis – DC7

James Lippitt – S2

 

1977

Paul Bellville – O2

Joe Holstein – O2

 

1976

Don Goodman – B26

Ed Jinks – B26

Bill Sears – S2

Larry Myers – S2

 

1975

Alford Adolph – B17

Robert Rzyalinski – B17

 

1974

Larry Mortinson – PV2

Timothy Chittenden – PV2

John Fletcher – B26

George Stell – PB4Y2

Greg Stell – PB4Y2

Bill Benedict – F7F

Mike Fagen – F7F

Dick Miller – F7F

 

1973

Dick Rogers – Bell 206

 

1972

David Poindexter – B17

Wayne Waller – B17

 

1971

Harry Owens – TBM

Dick Ranck – TBM

Robert Bloomfield – B26

Mark Sloan – B26

 

1970

Don Campbell – PBY

John Carter – PBY

Marcel Roberts – TBM

Ray Elgin – B17T

John Bastian – B17T

Robert Holiday – B17

 

 

Years 1960 – 1969

 

1969

Dave Staudt – PB4Y2

Wayne Garkie – PB4Y2

 

1968

Bob Morrison – TBM

 

1967

Paul Hanson – B25

Donald Block

 

1966

John Hennessey – AJ

 

1965

Fred Childers-PBY

Les Liston-PBY

 

1964

Charles Cline

Lou Parker

 

1963

Dexter Booth Jr. – TBM

Louis Leach – F7F

James Mosely – B26

Norman Yantze

Robert Savaria – P61

John Trumbull

George R. Kunkel – TBM

 

1962

Robert Hill – N3N

Alvin Walters – TBM

Robert Christopherson – F7F

Theodore Schueler

William Chevrolt

Marice McFadden

 

1961

Charles Cochrane – TBM

Verd Beatty – TBM

Arthur Beall – TBM

Bernard Evart – F7F

Horold Hill – B18

Doyle Keeing – PBY

Render Matthews – PBY

 

 

1960

Donald Ackers – TBM

John Bowman – B-25

James Armstrong – B-25

Charles Franco – B-25

F.W. (Bill) Druehl – TBM

 

 

Years 1950 – 1959

1958

Elliot Corbett

George Carey

J. C. Brehm

Patrick Hendricks

Carl Milligan – V-35

William Archibald – V-35

Joseph Anthony – PBY

Arnell Talbot – PBY

Stuart Kilgour – PBY

George Jess

Donald Doughty

Virgil Sanders

LeRoy Englert

 

 

Canadian Aerial Firefighters Memorial Wall

 

Years 2000 – 2009

 

2003

Ben von Hardenberg – Bell 205

W. Eric Ebert – Lockheed Electra

Ian S. MacKay – Lockheed Electra

 

2001

John Graham – Cessna 310

Grenville Richert – Cessna 310

 

Years 1990 – 1999

 

1992

Dennis W. Percival – Piper Aerostar

Richard W. Cline – Piper Aerostar

 

Years 1980 – 1989

 

1988

John L. Thies – Grumman S2 Firecat

 

1984

William D. Thompson – Grumman S2 Firecat

 

1984

Robert S. Roshard – Cessna 210

Richard F. Fofonove – Cessna 210

 

1982

Simon Beauchamp – Douglas A-26

 

Years 1970 – 1979

 

1979

William R. Quanstrom – Piper Aerostar

 

1978

Robert J. Smith – Grumman S2 Firecat

 

1975

Howard Joseph Rowe – Douglas A-26

 

1974

Eric J. Yuill – Douglas A-26

 

1974

Lloyd B. Rauw – Douglas A-26