Today in History – July 15, 1963 – Two F-100’s in mid-air collision.

15 July 1963 – Two North American F-100 Super Sabres of the 492d Tactical Fighter Squadron, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, suffer a mid-air collision during routine gunnery exercise on the Holbeach Range. Both aircraft crashed into the sea five miles off King’s Lynn.

Pilot 1Lt. L. C. Marshall parachuted from his North American F-100D #55-2792,was rescued from his dinghy by helicopter, but 1Lt. D. F. Ware rode #55-2786 got entangled in his parachute shrouds and drowned.

Does anyone know the first names of these pilots?

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