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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:01 pm 
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ZRX61 wrote:
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I may be reading that wrong, but he appears to be saying the aircraft was in a 90deg bank, while flying straight.

I think I'd triple all his height references and such, but it sounds like a turning stall / spin, but I'm guessing there's video out there somewhere that will clarify.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 pm 
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So the news is out on the passenger Vincent Losado, B-17 crewmember


Vincent Losada, 93, of San Antonio. Mr. Losada, a B-17 bombardier, lost his right arm after being hit by flak while returning from his 25th mission in the European Theater.

A few photos of Mr. Losada.

http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/VincentLosada.shtml

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1st Lt Losada, third from left in back row, with the rest of the crew of "The Big Drip Jr".
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Another shot of the crew of "The Big Drip Jr", 1st Lt Vincent Losada second from right in front row.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:58 pm 
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I'm thinking it happened like the late Harry Tope crash.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:00 pm 
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What happened with that crash Lynn?

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What happened with that crash Lynn?

He pulled a little too hard in a bank, the plane stalled and went in flat

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Matt Gunsch wrote:
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What happened with that crash Lynn?

He pulled a little too hard in a bank, the plane stalled and went in flat

Seems to be a theme this year.


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Preliminary Report: https://arffwg.org/news/ntsb-releases-p ... -accident/


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SAN ANTONIO PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

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"STANDING FOR THOSE WHO STOOD FOR US"
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The family of Mr. Vincent Losada, a US Air Force WWII Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

More than 70 years after Vincent Losada braved the horror of combat in the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II, the 93-year-old veteran lost his life Saturday riding in a plane he would have seen slicing through the air in his battles against the Nazis.

Losada was a passenger in a P-51D Mustang piloted by 73-year-old Cowden Clark Ward Jr. The two men were killed when the vintage fighter crashed into the parking lot of a Fredericksburg apartment complex during an air show.


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WEATHER: Hi 63 / Lo 50, 90% chance of rain, 79% Humidity


REQUESTOR: Frank Losada, Nephew


STAGING: 0900 Hours, Friday, December 7, 2018

Holy Cross Cemetery

17501 Nacogdoches Rd

San Antonio, Texas 78266

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