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Gerald Eugene Lyvere

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Born March 4, 1918, Orlando, Fresno County, California
Died June 10, 1966, Flagler Beach, Flagler County, Florida
Service Branch Airforce
Rank Major
Rating or Job  
Unit H Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Campaign Cold War
Military Citations  
Notes SN: FV 2093518
Buried: Park Lawn J-16

Saturday, June 11, 1966, pg 1, col 6:
Five Killed in Plane Crash. Palataka, Fla.
(UPI) – An Air Force captain from Dayton, Ohio, and four member of his family died Friday when their light plan "started spinning like crazy" and crashed in a remote area near here.
Killed were the pilot, Capt. Gerald Lyvere, 48 of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton; his wife Joyce, 40, a daughter Dorothy, 5; a son Floyd, 6, and Mrs. Lyvere's Mother, Mrs. O.W. Anderson, Paradise, California.
The family was en route from Ohio to the Bahamas for a vacation when the craft apparently flew into some turbulence. Witnesses said the plane, a Stinson 108-3, "began spinning around and around like crazy and dropped straight down" about 15 miles southwest of St. Augustine.

Sources Compiled by Bill Edmiston