Published: March 03, 2010
Memorial Ceremony Honoring Crewmen of Air Force T-33A Jet Found
On Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:00a.m. at Dockweiler State Beach the United States Air Force will conduct a memorial ceremony for 1st Lt. Richard M. Theiler and 1st. Lt. Paul D. Smith. These Air Force pilots crashed into Santa Monica Bay on 10/15/55.
The wreck of their T-33A was located on 5/20/09. More than fifty next of kin will be in attendance. Following the beach side service family and media representatives will travel by boat to the crash site for a wreath laying ceremony. A fly-over by USAF jet fighters is also planned.
For additional background information visit www.aircraftwrecks.com
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