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Wilmington in Clinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2010
1. 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial
Inscription.
Died in C-123 accident
at Ft. Sill, OK, [16] Oct. 1980
302 TAW RAFB Col, OH.

Capt. George Freeland, Jr.
Maj. Thomas Brady
Lt. Col. Donald Griffith
T.Sgt. Michael Snodgrass
Sr. Amn. Robert Hass

 
Location. 39° 26.746′ N, 83° 48.576′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Ohio, in Clinton County. Touch for map. Memorial is near the flagpole in the chain-link fenced enclosure in Denver Williams Memorial Park, about 0.1 miles south of the park entrance off Rombach Avenue (US Route 22). Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington OH 45177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 302nd TCW Aircraft Accident Memorial (here, next to this marker); 907 TAG C-119G Accident Memorial (here, next to this marker); 302 TAW C-119 Accident Memorial (here, next to this marker); Kenneth W. Faul (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. W. Denver Williams, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Wilmington War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Indian Trails of Clinton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilmington College (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Regarding 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial. "302 TAW
302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2010
2. 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial
Bottom left marker.
RAFB Col, OH." is 302nd Tactical Airlift Wing, Rickenbacker Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio.



The last name listed, Robert Hass[sic], is incorrectly spelled. Senior Airman Robert J. Haas initially survived the crash, but died a few weeks later on November 9, 1980.
 
Also see . . .  C-123 Accident Report. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. My sincerest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the contributors who put this together
My father, Major Thomas Brady, was on this aircraft. I did not know that this marker existed and this accident occurred over 36 years ago. To this day I have been trying to gather more information about my father and the crash as well as anything else that would bring closure. I am eternally grateful that someone is taking the time to put this page together. I am including a picture of the aircraft as I found it through research the same day that I found this website and its picture of the marker. 36 years has gone by since this happened but with the age of the internet I was able to gather all of this information within a few hours. The link to this page was found on Aviation safety Network. My brothers do not yet know of the fortunate find but I will be surprising them

302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2010
3. 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial
Leftmost of the three markers. Looking NW.
with a short trip this coming November to be able to visit this marker. Your website is helping a family bring closure to an unfortunate incident. Again, I thank you for all that you've done. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted October 25, 2016, by Robert P Brady of Clarksville, Tennessee.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersHeroesPatriots & Patriotism
 
302 TAW C-123 Aircraft image. Click for full size.
By Arie Van Groen, circa 1978
4. 302 TAW C-123 Aircraft
According to my research, this is the actual plane.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,298 times since then and 208 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 25, 2016, by Robert P Brady of Clarksville, Tennessee.
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