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Crusader Squadron Answers the Call, Part 2

posted Apr 9, 2012, 12:28 PM by Keith Burley   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 12:30 PM by Crusader CAP ]
On Wednesday April 4, 2012, the Civil Air Patrol was once again called upon to provide support in the recovery efforts following the tornado breakout on April 3, 2012. The request came from the Texas Department of Emergency Management for aerial photographs of the tornado damage which occurred in the Arlington area. 

Answering the call for the second day in a row was Captain Barry Hosford with his crew consisting of Mission Observer 1st LT Gail Pigeon and Photographer 1st LT Bruce Hutto. The sortie was again launched from the Grand Prairie Municiple Airport. Several photograph's were taken of the damage areas, concluding with the safe return of the crew.

Supporting the mission on the ground was Captain Dick Hughes, providing communications support.