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John Christopher Ziegler, Major, USAF (Fallen)July 24, 1923 – March 09, 1955
H-19B #52-7493Rhine Main AB, Germany.09 March 1955
1955 – March 09; H-19B #52-7493 from the 84th ARS at Rhine Main Air Base near Frankfurt, crewed by Charles R. Troppman (P), Maj. John C. Ziegler (CP), SSgt. Freddie Ramirez (FM) and A1C Jay A. Madarik (FM) crashed, killing all four, about 10 minutes after taking off from Fuerstenfeldbruck Air Base for its base in Frankfurt on a routine training flight. No other details are available at this time.
http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1955/5504.html & The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania Sat, Mar 12, 1955, page 7 & Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois) Sat, Mar 12, 1955, page 4 & The Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania) Mon, Mar 14, 1955, page 1 & The Plain Speaker (Halzeton, Pennsylvania) Mon, Mar 14, 1955, page 12
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