Gerald A. Cashman


 

Preferred Name: Jerry

Nickname/Call Sign: Bullet

Date of Birth: June 2, 1932 (September 8, 1972)

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Holton, KS

Biography

From the KY Courier-Journal, September 15, 1972 … ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Two U.S. Air Force pilots,…were killed last Friday when their F-4 Phantom jet fighter crashed into the Mediterranean off southeast Turkey, the American embassy disclosed Wednesday. The pilots were Lt. Col. Gerald A. Cashman, 40, of Holton, Kan., and Capt. Ronald L. Bewley, 31, of Radcliff, Ky. Their families live in Torrejon, Spain, the embassy said. The plane was on a training flight from an air base at Incirlik, southeast Turkey, officials said. They said contact with the plane was lost an hour after takeoff. Bits of aircraft debris and a one-man life raft were sighted 11 miles off the coast but there was no sign of survivors. Officials said the cause of the crash was not yet known.

Units Assigned

614th Tactical Fighter Squadron/401st Tactical Fighter Wing
Torrejon, Spain

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Bronze Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Air Medal (with 15 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Purple Heart

Flight Info

F-100
F-4

Military Education

Civilian Education

Kansas State College

Biography

Biography

From the KY Courier-Journal, September 15, 1972 … ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Two U.S. Air Force pilots,…were killed last Friday when their F-4 Phantom jet fighter crashed into the Mediterranean off southeast Turkey, the American embassy disclosed Wednesday. The pilots were Lt. Col. Gerald A. Cashman, 40, of Holton, Kan., and Capt. Ronald L. Bewley, 31, of Radcliff, Ky. Their families live in Torrejon, Spain, the embassy said. The plane was on a training flight from an air base at Incirlik, southeast Turkey, officials said. They said contact with the plane was lost an hour after takeoff. Bits of aircraft debris and a one-man life raft were sighted 11 miles off the coast but there was no sign of survivors. Officials said the cause of the crash was not yet known.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

614th Tactical Fighter Squadron/401st Tactical Fighter Wing
Torrejon, Spain

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Bronze Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Air Medal (with 15 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Purple Heart

Flight Info

F-100
F-4

Military Education

Civilian Education

Kansas State College

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