Barkdull, Curtis Raymond, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1982-1982, 131X, VT-28 Rangers
Service Years
1972 - 1982
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home Town
Last Address
Corpus Christi, Texas

Date of Passing
Jul 08, 1982
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery - Eureka, California
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  1982, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Last Known Activity

On 8 July 1982, LCDR Barkdull was serving as an instructor pilot aboard a Beechraft T-44A turboprop of the Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas.  

His aircraft and another T-44A collided during a training mission approximately 2 miles south of the Cabaniss Field auxiliary landing site.  Both pilot instructors and 4 students were killed, with the planes coming down in a grain field.. They were flying VFR at the time of the accident.   Other details as to cause not know as of this writing.

Those lost were:

From Squadron 31:
Lt. Thomas A. Vonnegut (Honolulu, HI)  (Instructor Pilot)
Ens. Cary P. Jones (Gainsville, FL) (Student Pilot)
Ens. Joseph F. West, Jr. (Graham, TX) (Student Pilot)

From Squadron 28:

LCDR Curtis R. Barkdull (Warner Robins, GA) (Instructor Pilot)
Ens. Robert B. Barnett, Jr. (Lauderhill, FL) (Student Pilot)
Ens. Jeffrey A Edwards (Raleigh, NC) (Student Pilot)

LCDR Burkdull began serving in the Navy on 20 June 1972.

He left a wife, Pamela, at his death.

LCDR Barkdull was interred in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Eureka, California.

 Earlier, then Lt. Barkdull served as a pilot aboard the USS Kittyhawk (CVA-63) during WESTPAC Cruise 30 May 1979 - 25 February 1980 with VAW-114.U.S. Navy Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron. Possibly flying the E-2C Hawkeye.
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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2019
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Lt. Curtis Barkdull
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USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

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