10 Years On, A Tribute to Captain David Hawkens

Captain David A. Hawkens was killed aged 35 at RAF Fairford,
29th August 1995

Departing England for a nationally tasked over Europe mission
Hawkens crashed minutes after take off after suffering an
airframe malfunction which was never recovered from.

Captain Hawkens is now buried along side his mother at Arlington
National Cemetery in his home state of Virginia.


The other members of the Dragon family who
have also been killed in the course of duty
should be remembered as well, including Major Duane Dively who was
killed most
recently in June 2005.

For more information on RAF Fairford’s U-2 crash click


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