|Circumstances of Death:
The Navy promoted pilot Jimmy B. Schneider, 25, to Lieutenant on
the morning of August 23, 1983. That afternoon, he died along with
three other crew members, in a plane crash while practicing touch
and go landings at the Elisabeth City Coast Guard Station.
Witnesses said that shortly after take-off, the plane's tail dipped
slightly, its wings turned and rolled and the plane crashed into
the ground. At the time of his death, Lt Schneider had been assigned
to the Norfolk Station with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40
for a year and a half. He was flying a twin-engine C-1A Trader,
used to ferry crews and cargo to aircraft carriers.