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Names Of The Spy Plane Crew

Here are the names, ranks and home of record of the 24 members of the crew of the EP-3E Aries II electronic surveillance plane that landed in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet.
The crew are members of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One, based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash.


NAVY
Ensign Richard BensingBrandon, Fla.
Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Steven BlocherCharlotte, N.C.
Cryptologic Technician Seaman Bradford Borlandnot listed
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class David Cecka Leavenworth, Wash.
Lt. (j.g.) John ComerfordPalos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Cryptologic Technician Operator 1st Class Shawn Coursen Valdosta, Ga.
Cryptologic Technician Collection Seaman Jeremy Crandall Poplar Grove, Ill.
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 1st Class Josef Edmunds Davis, Calif.
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 2nd Class Brandon Funk Showlow, Ariz.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Scott Guidry Satellite Beach, Fla.
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Jason Hanser Billings, Mont.
Lt. Patrick Honeck La Mesa, Calif.
Lt. (j.g.) Regina Kauffman Warminster, Pa.
Aviation Machinist's Mate Senior Chief Nicholas Mellos Ypsilanti, Mich.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Ramon Mercado Moreno Valley, Calif.
Lt. Shane Osborn Norfolk, Neb.
Lt. (j.g.) Richard Paynenot listed
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Richter Staten Island, N.Y.
Lt. Marcia Sonon Lenharstville, Pa.
Lt. (j.g.) Jeffery Vignery Goodland, Kan.
Aviation Machinist 2nd Class Wendy WestbrookRock Creek, Ohio
Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Rodney YoungKaty, Texas
MARINE CORPS
Sgt. Richard Pray Geneseo, Ill.
AIR FORCE
Senior Airman Curtis Towne Hayward, Calif.

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