Air Station Barbers Point to Dedicate Aircrew Memorial

Honolulu – Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii will dedicate an Aircrew Memorial honoring the crews of CG6505 and CG1420 on September 4. The memorial will be unveiled on the one year anniversary of the loss of CG6505.

CG6505 crashed on September 4, 2008 while conducting a training mission south of Honolulu. That night Commander Thomas Nelson, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Wischmeier, Petty Officer First Class David Skimin, and Petty Officer Third Class Joshua Nichols lost their lives.

CG1420, an HH-52 helicopter, crashed on January 7, 1982 while enroute to a search and rescue mission north of Molokai, Hawaii. On that night, Lieutenant Commander Horton Johnson, Lieutenant Colleen Cain, and Petty Officer Second Class David Thompson also lost their lives.

The Air Station Barbers Point Aircrew Memorial will serve to commemorate these crews with honor, remembrance, and timelessness as we follow in their footsteps.

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point welcomes all Coast Guard members and guests to attend the memorial dedication on September 4 at 9:30 am.

Based on Coast Guard ALCOAST 458/09.

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