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Release No: 638-05
June 23, 2005

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Air Force pilot who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


Maj. Duane W. Dively, 43, of Rancho California, Calif., died June 22 in Southwest Asia, in the crash of a U-2 aircraft. Dively had completed flying a mission and was returning to his base when the crash occurred. He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.


The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.


For further information, please contact the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs Office at Beale Air Force Base, (530) 634-8891.

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