Helicopter Accidents

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UH-1F #65-7934
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
02 May 1967

The Evening Review (East Liverpool, OH.)
Wed, May 03, 1967, page 21


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed on a runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson.

Killed were the pilot, Maj. Thomas E. Decatur, 35, of Middletown, Ohio, and his passenger, TSgt. Bobby R. Fritz, 36, Hopkinsvile, KY.

Both were assigned to the 303rd Combat Support Group at Davis-Monthan.

The helicopter, an Air Force UH-1F Huey, is used to transport men and equipment between the air base and the 18 Titan II missile sites ringing Tucson.

Decator is survived by his widow and three children in Tucson.

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