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A memorial honors the 13 crew members of the U.S. Air Force's 32nd Air Division 40th Troop Carrier.

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At Launch Complex-14 LC-14 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a memorial honors the 13 crew members of the U.S. Air Force's 32nd Air Division, 40th Troop Carrier and 317th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, who were killed in a C-130A transport plane crash near Nairobi, Kenya, during a contingency mission for NASA's Project Mercury in 1962. The crash happened 50 years ago, after John Glenn's orbital flight on Feb. 20, 1962, and before Scott Carpenter's on May 24, 1962. Glenn and Carpenter participated in 50th anniversary commemorative events at the Cape and NASA's Kennedy Space Center and stopped by the memorial to honor the Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice making a distinctive service to their country.

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  • Title: A memorial honors the 13 crew members of the U.S. Air Force's 32nd Air Division 40th Troop Carrier.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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