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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
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