Karl Dillon Hezel

Major
41ST TEWS, 355TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
08 December 1933 - 17 November 1967
Cranford, NJ
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7TH AF

41ST TEWS
B-66



Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Karl Dillon Hezel

29 May 1998

REMEMBERED ACROSS THE YEARS

A memorial from a friend,
Dave McDonald
DMGT350@aol.com
20 Jan 2004

Remembered by the Nichols family.

From the pilot's son,
Stephen B. Nichols
sndnichols@alltel.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

When the number two engine of EB-66C 54-0473 failed shortly after departure from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, the pilot, Major Max Nichols, attempted to return to base. While the aircraft was on short final it settled rapidly into rough ground about 1200 feet short of the runway, slid for a distance, caught fire, and exploded. Only two of the seven men aboard were able to escape the burning aircraft. The dead were


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Dave McDonald
DMGT350@aol.com 
29 May 1998



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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