United States Air Force

11th BW
816th Air Division
2nd Air Force

Boeing B-52E Stratofortress

 56-0633

Tuesday 9th December 1958
21:45

Altus AFB
Oklahoma
USA
1st Lt. Doyle Alexander Salley

 

 

1st Lieutenant Doyle Alexander Salley was killed, along with the rest of the crew, when the USAF B-52E Stratofortress from 11th Bombardment Wing crashed at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The aircraft was on a routine mission, aircraft made a GCA approach, requested climb to altitude for another jet penetration, problems with stabilizer trim during overshoot. Explosion 4 miles from the base and crashed late on Tuesday evening, 9th December 1958.

 
Crew Details
Major Byard F. Baker
39
Azle, Texas
pilot
ejected
Capt. Melvin Eckstein
33
Los Angeles
killed
Maj. Willis E. Brady
39
Pensacola
killed
1st Lt. Carl D. Mackall
27
Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
killed
1st Lt. Doyle Alexander Salley
27
Lynwood, California
killed
Buried at Rose Hills, Los Angeles
S.Sgt. Thomas Lowry
Tampa
crewmember gunner
killed
S.Sgt. Clarence R. Leger
Springfield
Mass.
killed
Tech. Sgt Norman L. Kohlmeyer
Shilling AFB, Kansas
gunner instructor
killed
S.Sgt. Harold J. Funnell
[also seen as Funnel]

Shilling AFB, Kansas
killed
 

    Photo and further infomation provided by, and  used with permission from, Denise Ray, who's mother had only been married to 1st Lt. Salley for three months when he was killed.