Curtiss, Ronald Hugh, AE1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
AE-8215-Helicopter Rescue Aircrewman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1977-1978, AE-8215, NAS Agana
Service Years
1970 - 1978
AE-Aviation Electrician's Mate
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Daniel L Arnes, CMC to remember Curtiss, Ronald Hugh, PO1.

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Date of Passing
Aug 14, 1978
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My friend and fellow SAR crewman, Ron (27) was killed flying collateral duty as Flight Engineer on C-117 crashed at sea 16 miles off coast of Guam over the Marianas Trench. Navy Band member, MU3 Scott Smith (20), also in front of aircraft was killed. The date was 14 August 1978.
Ron & I lived close to each other on base and used to jog to work together in the morning.

Ron is survived by his wife, Janice Joyce Curtiss; his son, Ronald Hugh Curtiss, Jr.; and his daughter, Robyn Joy Curtiss.
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Another friend and fellow SAR crewman, Dave Rathbun, also onboard as 2nd Crew, helped surviving 20 passengers out of aircraft before sinking. Pilot & Copilot (LT Bob Bell) also survived, although Bob Bell was severely injured. I was first SAR Swimmer in the water on helo rescue after plane had sunk.
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NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)NAS BermudaNAS Kingsville TXNAS Agana
  1970-1971, AE-0000, NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
  1971-1973, AE-0000, NAS Bermuda
  1974-1977, AE-0000, NAS Kingsville TX
  1977-1978, AE-8215, NAS Agana
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