Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Donald D. Thomas, Major, USAF (Fallen)January 05, 1947 – March 12, 1989
Enroute to Gila Bend Gunnery Range from Ft. Huachuca, AZ, when it suffered a catastrophic malfunction near Marana, AZ. Fifteen men were lost that day, 11 Special Forces Soldiers and 4 Air Force Crewmen.