April 05, 2005


This has been sitting in my inbox for a few weeks now, not out of neglect or indifference, but because these posts are so damned hard to do. Even after all these years.

I wasn't "on the scene", but I was dealing with several wives who's husbands were. I had several airmen (generic term includes women too) who worked for me, there that day doing crowd and traffic control.

Gordon Tatro, who has generously shared his reconstruction and photographs of the aftermath, passes along this link to a new website posted by Roland Fuchs, a German gentleman who lost his wife and 5 year old daughter at the Ramstein Flugtag that day. Included on the site are photos of his family, the day itself, the actual crashes, and the monument and memorial that have since been erected to honor those who died. This photograph shows clearly the list of names of the Flugtag casualties, and underscores just how many young victims there were.

I still receive email and comments about Flugtag, and I'd like to thank Gordon, Roland and the many others who've shared their experiences from that day. May everyone find peace.

Posted by Ted at April 5, 2005 04:19 PM | TrackBack

I remember seeing this on the news that evening and telling my freinds about that night.Nobody believed me.No-one had ever heard of anything like that.Especially with all of those casualties,plus being caught on tape.
That image is permenatly burned in my head.

Posted by: Russ at April 5, 2005 05:53 PM

I followed your links just to be reminded. I probably haven't thought about that day since shortly after it happened.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 6, 2005 11:16 PM
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