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Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 memorial

9 September 1969

London, IN

The victims

This is the most accurate listing of the passengers and crew of Allegheny Flight 853 that I can provide. It is a compilation of information I have obtained from all available sources. Please note that all 83 victims' names are listed here; according to The Indianapolis News, one passenger's name was withheld by the family, and was still unknown a year after the accident. Any corrections to this information should be e-mailed to me for inclusion with my thanks in advance.

Pictures of the victims are poor copies that were the best I could do from the newspapers. My apologies for the quality; any pictures, remembrances, or anything that family or friends wish to include here will be graciously accepted.

Each name on this list represents an entire life -- a set of skills, abilities, dreams, accomplishments, memories and future plans that were cut short on 9 Sep 1969 at 15:29 EDT. This memorial stands in tribute to these lives.



Passengers - Allegheny 853

Joseph Taylor Adams Jr.
St. Albans WV
49

Robert William Alexander
Niskayuna NY
36

Maria Haydee Alvarez*
Kirksville MO
20

Kristin Anderson*
Charlotte NC
26


Ronald Edward Annis
Cincinnati OH
35


Ralph J. Bays*
Red Lion OH
33


Richard A. "Chick" Boxwell
Middletown OH
43


Frank John James Brading*
Cincinnati OH
78


Jacob John "Chuck" Brown
Cincinnati OH
39


Vernon William Buchenberg Jr.
Glen Arm MD
34


Wallace Alfred Carlson
Dallas TX
44


Marvin Wesley Christy
Manchester CT
28


Garland Stanley Collins
Ellicott City MD
51


Edgar Russell Connover Jr.
Manchester MA
47

George Essig Dalbert*
Cincinnati OH
51


Sallie Allen Dalbert*
Cincinnati OH
51


Mary Ann Elizabeth DeCourcy*
Cincinnati OH
23


Thomas Matthew Dietrich Jr.
Cincinnati OH
34


James Mathes Dreyer
Frontenac MO
42


Robert Lee Dryer
Springfield IL
38


Ray John Ebrecht
Affton MO
31


Isabelle Anne (Sister Mary Kristen) Fellows*
New Haven CT
34


Jan Aulbert Fields*
Florence KY
36


Isadore Mordecai Fixman
Oak Park IL
63


Donald Staley Flynn
Auburn IL
43


Elizabeth Ann (Sister Mary Eucharia) Foley*
Manchester CT
38


Kenneth Wayne Fox*
Newport News VA
38


Gilmore Carlton Freeman
Garden City NY
40


Raymond Marshall Gillispie
Roanoke VA
50


Irene Marcella Groverman*
Monticello IN
56


Howard Harvey Hanks Jr.
Ballwin MO
41


Edward Joseph Hardebeck Jr.
S. Charleston WV
36


Theodus Laurei Harris
Baltimore MD
37


Harlin Lee Heath
Jennings MO
46


James Edward Heath*
Syracuse NY
39


Aaron W. Hubbell
Cincinnati OH
46


Donald Kirschbraun*
Dallas TX
42


Dr. Robert Harvey Kohr
W. Lafayette IN
44


Jerry W. Kulinski
W. Terre Haute IN
30


Henry David Lee*
Baltimore MD
35


Richard Leo Levis Jr.
Chesterfield MO
29


Augustine Josey Long
Cincinnati OH
66


Pauline Ann Long
Cincinnati OH
43


Lt. Gregory Augustine Long
Cincinnati OH
24


Frances VanNatta Marsh*
Indianapolis IN
81


Burney McCaw Marshall Jr.
Cincinnati OH
24

Mary Lee Thomas Marshall
Cincinnati OH
23

John Elbert Marshall
Kokomo IN
48

James Edward Martinson*
Knoxville TN
26


James Leslie (Brother Lambert Thomas) Matthews*
Glencoe MO
53

James Arthur Moore
Ferguson MO
50


Edward Gene Morgan*
Hanover PA
31


Julia Stannard Owens*
New Hartford NY
58


Linwood Kennerly Payne Jr.
Charleston WV
37


Dr. Charles Grenville Picton-Warlow*
Nedlands, Western Australia
33


Rev. John Power
Pueblo CO
38


Elmer William Quante*
Brookville IN
73


Alana Susan Reed*
Ashland KY
19

Dennis Henry Reekers
Cincinnati OH
39


James Curtis Rose
Cincinnati OH
40


Lee Price Roseberry
Louisville TN
48


Neil Howard Schoenfield
Valley Stream NY
46

Harry Prichard Shaw III
Charlotte NC
34


Jack Alan Siebert
Springfield IL
34


John Charles Smith
Los Alamitos CA
51

Gary Paul Stansbury
Broadview Heights OH
34

Barbara Joyce Stecher*
St. Ann MO
31

Gary Richard Strickland
Cincinnati OH
26


John Newton Swank
Mount Airy MD
33


Richard Lewis Tannen*
Silver Spring MD
21

Alvin Scott Thompson
Fort Thomas KY
45

Dorothy Helen Thompson
Harlan KY
46

Harold Parks Warren*
Cincinnati OH
27


Gary Frances Wientjes Jr.
Arlington Hts IL
28


Gayle Louise Wientjes
Arlington Hts IL
24

Robert Valentine Young*
Rising Sun MD
73

Greta Donache Young
Rising Sun MD
67


Crew - N7374J


Pilot
Robert William Carey
Indianapolis IN
34


Crew - Allegheny 853


Pilot
James Matthew Elrod
Plainfield IN
47


Co-Pilot
William Eugene Heckendorn*
Newville PA
26


Stewardess
Patricia Ann Perry
Lynn MA
29


Stewardess
Barbara Louise Petrucick*
Boston MA
31

Off-Duty Stewardess
Linda Marlene Smalley
Thomaston ME
20

Those names marked with an asterisk denote persons whose remains were never identified, and were therefore buried collectively in the 32 coffins at Shelbyville. Since all remains were not positively identified, however, we can be certain that not all the remains of each identified person was sent home. These passengers, most of whom did not know each other in life, have therefore been united in death. Everything humanly possible was done to prevent this (within the constraints of technology as it existed in 1969), but fate held the upper hand in bringing these people together. This page is presented in honor of all of their lives,