HAWKINS FREDERICK J

CW2 Frederick J Hawkins was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/23/1968 at the age of 25.9
Flight Class 64-4W
Date of Birth 04/19/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Clifford M. Adkins

More detail on this person: Sets Down Chopper ST. LOUIS (AP) - Frederick J. Hawkins, a former Army helicopter pilot who has landed in the jungles of Vietnam, landed Sunday in a St. Louis street intersection. Hawkins, 25, was forced to land when the helicopter with five persons aboard developed trouble. He said he was about 200 feet in the air when the engine started to sputter and he just had three seconds to find a place to land. "Luckily, nobody panicked," he said. "I saw the intersection, it looked large enough, so I put her down there." No one was injured. (March 18, 1968) FATAL COPTER CRASH - Two boys, Peter Maune, 8, and Jay O'Neil, 12, were killed Saturday afternoon when a sightseeing helicopter crashed into the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Injured, but not seriously, were Mrs. Judith Maune, 34, and Grant Maune, 12. Peter and Grant were Mrs. Maune's sons and Jay was a friend. All lived in Clayton, Mo., a St. Louis suburb. The pilot, Frederick J. Hawkins, 25, of East St. Louis, Ill. was missing. Witnesses said the copter was attempting to land at a heliport, bounced, hit the water, snapping a rotor. The craft was pulled ashore several hundred yards downstream. (March 23, 1968)

Burial information: Corinth Rural Cemetery, Corinth, NY

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