Brad Allen Logan

On 13 March 1980, Captain Brad A. Logan, class of 1975, was killed in an F-4G aircraft crash near Zaragoza, Spain. He is survived by his wife Roxanne and parents Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Logan, RD Box 123B, Newfoundland, PA 18445. While a cadet, Brad was a member of the 10th Cadet Squadron. He participated in the scuba, mountaineering, ski and chemistry clubs; was on the Dean’s List and the Commandant’s List; and majored in Chemistry.

Brad received his pilot wings at Craig AFB. He was assigned to the 406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Zaragoza, Spain at the time of his death.

 


 

On 13 March 1980, Captain Brad Allen Logan, a member of the US Air Force Academy Class of 1975, was killed when the F-4G aircraft hit San Miguel Peak and crashed in bad weather. At the time of the accident, Brad was flying as part of a three-ship training mission on the gunnery range in northern Spain. The other crewmember, Major George M Bourque of Biddeford, Maine, was also killed. Brad was assigned to the 406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Ramsteim, West Germany at the time of his death.

Brad Logan's hometown was Newfoundland, PA. While a Cadet, Brad was a member of the 10th Cadet Squadron. He participated in the scuba, mountaineering, ski, and chemistry clubs; was on the Dean's List and the Commandant's List; and majored in Chemistry. Brad received his pilot wings at Craig Air Force Base, Alabama.

He was survived by his wife and parents, Mr and Mrs Gerald W. Logan of Newfoundland, PA.

In 1976 he married Roxanne Marie Erwin, who had served in the US Army. In 1995, Roxanne, a teacher at Ullom Elementary School in Las Vegas, died on the 15th anniversary of Brad's crash.

 


 

May 2011

Dear Mr. Kent and Mr. Carlson

I´m Michel Lozares, from Spain.

Time ago I wrote a book, "Los Aviones del Moncayo" (Moncayo´s aircrafts), published in 2007. One of the crashed aircrafts into this mountain, next to Zaragoza AB, was Capt. Logan´s F-4G. He was killed with Maj. George M Bourque.

Two years ago, a guy send us Capt. Logan´s ring, that they found in the crash site area. I contacted Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and I sent them the ring to be returned to his wife or any relative. They replied that they received the ring, but were looking for any other relative because, sadly his wife Roxanne and parents passed away. I don´t know if they were able to do it, I will try to contact them again. Attached a ring´s photo.

I´m going to publish a 2nd edition of the book and I would like to include a photo and details of Capt. Logan. I have located this photo of him in your website, and I would like to get your permission for to use it, please.

I would appreciate so much any other details of Capt. Logan, or photos, please. As in other Moncayo's accidents I have included details of the crew, when I was able to locate them, or relatives.

Hope to hear from you, please.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards from Spain
Michel

 


 

Michel,

I have received your request and I am in contact with some fellow classmates regarding your request. I personally have no objection to including the photo in your book, but I am not authorized to make that decision. Since there are no known surviving relatives, I am asking the United States Air Force Academy Alumni Association for their feedback. The picture is hosted on their website, although our own class maintains the content. I hope to have a reply for you soon.

Paul Kent
United States Air Force Academy Class of 1975, and a classmate of Brad Logan

 


Michel,

You have permission from the owner of the files to use both photos; the one on the website and the one attached. The attached photo is Brad Logan's Senior Year (First Class Year) (Final Year) at the United States Air Force Academy. 

Paul

 

          Interview with author Michel Lozares (In Spanish)

 

Photos

 
   
Remembrances

I was in Brad’s Beast squadron. Do you remember the first few days of BCT when there were only a minimum number of upperclassmen there and we were eating nine Smacks to a table and thinking this was really going to be a great summer?   Can’t wait to get to that obstacle course! On Wednesday after the evening meal, if you remember, we formed up in our squadrons and faced the grass portion of the terrazzo where a wooden platform was raised.
 
As we were listening to the interim commander, the rest of the BCT upperclassmen formed up behind us. I remember the interim commander saying that we would no longer be taking commands from him as he was passing the torch to the first BCT commander. What Brad Logan heard was that he wasn’t to obey any commands from anyone!
 
Well, we about-faced and the three columns of upperclassmen for each squadron silently marched up until they were even with us. You know the rest, the grenade simulator went off and all hell broke loose.  The funny part was that Brad Logan just stood there and wouldn’t obey the commands of any of the upperclassmen. It drove them mad. Finally they convinced Brad that he had heard the interim commander wrong and that he needed to run in place or do pushups when they asked.
 
For days after that, you could randomly hear an upperclassman calling, “Hey Loooogaaaaan, are you going to talk to us today?”  That’s how I will always remember Brad Logan; I thank him for taking the heat off the rest of us even for a few moments.

– Tom Laurie



Greentown Cemetery, Greentown, Pike County, Pennsylvania