Martin D. Magee, SSgt., USAF (Fallen)
January 12, 1950 – November 17, 1977

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (UPI) – Air Force helicopter crewman SSgt. Martin D. Magee, Chillicothe, Ill., was killed Sunday in a helicopter accident, the Air Force said Monday.

Magee jumped from the craft because the pilot declared an emergency. His chute failed to open.

The helicopter, with a crew of six, was participating in training exercises in the California desert. Two of the men parachuted on the pilot’s order. Airman 1C John Greschel, Fairdale, KY., suffered a broken ankle.

After the two men jumped, the pilot overcame the mechanical difficulty and landed the helicopter safely.

Galesbrg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois)
Tue, Jul 19, 1977 – Page 3

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