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Remembering flight 664

During a remembrance ceremony to honor six Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Airman Corale Cobb, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Thomas, 45th RS commander, place a wreath next to a monument outside the squadron that memorializes them March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Airmen lost their lives when an RC-135S Cobra Ball 664 crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)

During a remembrance ceremony to honor six Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Airman Corale Cobb, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Thomas, 45th RS commander, place a wreath next to a monument outside the squadron that memorializes them March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Airmen lost their lives when an RC-135S Cobra Ball 664 crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kingdon Hawes speaks at a 664 remembrance ceremony held March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The event was held exactly 35 years ago to the day when U.S. Air Force Maj. William R. Bennett, Capt. Larry A. Mayfield, 1st Lt. Loren O. Ginter, Master Sgt. Steven L. Kish, Staff Sgt. Steven C. Balcer and Staff Sgt. Harry L. Parsons III, lost their lives when their RC-135S Cobra Ball crashed upon landing in Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska.

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kingdon Hawes speaks at a 664 remembrance ceremony held March 15, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The event was held exactly 35 years ago to the day when U.S. Air Force Maj. William R. Bennett, Capt. Larry A. Mayfield, 1st Lt. Loren O. Ginter, Master Sgt. Steven L. Kish, Staff Sgt. Steven C. Balcer and Staff Sgt. Harry L. Parsons III, lost their lives when their RC-135S Cobra Ball crashed upon landing in Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska.

A few survivors of RC-135S Cobra Ball 664's last flight pose with other former members of the Air Force reconnaissance community March 15, 2016, next a monument at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., honoring six Airmen who made the 
ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago when that aircraft crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. The group attended the remembrance held outside the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron headquarters facility, where the monument resides.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)

A few survivors of RC-135S Cobra Ball 664's last flight pose with other former members of the Air Force reconnaissance community March 15, 2016, next a monument at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., honoring six Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago when that aircraft crashed upon landing at Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska. The group attended the remembrance held outside the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron headquarters facility, where the monument resides. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams)