daily kaddish: for P-51 and T-28 victims


A P-51 World War II fighter airplane piloted by a 74-year-old experienced stunt pilot crashed into a crowd at an air show in Reno on Friday, killing nine (including the pilot, Jimmy Leeward) and injuring dozens. As of the time of this writing, the cause of the accident was unknown, and so were the identities of most of the dead, according to the New York Times article dated Sunday, 19 September 2011.

The next day, another stunt pilot crashed a T-28, another World War II-era fighter plane in West Virginia. That pilot, John Mangan of North Caroina, also died in the crash.

A kaddish for all the air show crash victims, killed accidentally; a kaddish for all those killed intentionally and incidentally in World War II when P-51s and T-28s were on active duty.

About erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…
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