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In Memoriam

Captain (Hauptmann) Ronald Speidel

Captain (Hauptmann) Ronald Speidel

22 March 1988

German exchange pilot

Visitor Comments

Patrick Speidel, Jul 21, 2007 - 10:16 AM

i miss my dad more than ever...

Heribert Mennen, Jul 03, 2008 - 06:02 PM

He was a great fellow, I am glad to have met him.

MKopack, Nov 08, 2009 - 04:33 AM

I never met the Captain, but I'll never forget the night we lost him. A terrible night on the flightline at MacDill.

Maximilian Kern, Dec 23, 2009 - 09:46 PM

I never had the chance to know him because I was not born until 4 years after his death! But my mother was a good friend of him, she told me his story, because I've always wanted to be a pilot! Since then, I stand almost every week in front of his grave - as well as today and laid a bouquet on his meager resting place, so that he can celebrate Christmas.

Rest in peace Captain Speidel! You're unforgotten!

Captain (Hauptmann) Ronald Speidel
Norbert "Nobby" Gerlach, Nov 30, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I just stumbled over this page and it gave me the creeps. Ronald and I flew together in 741 Sqn, and we also spent a lot of time together off duty. Later I went to Sheppard, and he went to MacDill. We stayed in contact via phone, and he told me how happy he was flying the F-16. Shortly before his accident he had called me and invited me and my family to Ronald!

Ich hoffe, es geht dir gut, Loretta.

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