Chicago, IL Jumbo Jet Crashes On Take Off, May 1979

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COMPLETE LIST OF AIR CRASH VICTIMS.
New York (UPI) -- Here is a complete list from American Airlines of victims aboard Flight 191, which crashed on takeoff from Chicago, Friday, killing all 272 aboard:
Crew:
Capt. WALTER H. LUX, Chicago.
First Officer JAMES R. DILLARD, based in Chicago.
Flight Engineer ALFRED F. UDOVICH, based in Chicago.
Flight Attendants:
KATHERINE HIEBERT, 39, based in Los Angeles.
CAROL M. OHM, 34, based in Los Angeles.
(All of the following are based in San Diego)
LINDA K. BUNDENS, 31.
PAULA M. BURNS, 32.
JAMES TRUITT DeHART, JR., 28.
LINDA MARIE PRINCE, 29.
MICHAEL W. SCHAFSBURGER, 35.
NANCY T. SULLIVAN, 32.
SALLY JO TITTERINGTON, 33.
CARMEN LINDA FOWLER, 36.
Passengers:
MR. J. NORDHAUS, Los Angeles.
MR. M. KAMHI, Los Angeles.
P. HALEDOFF, Los Angeles.
MRS. W. HARRISON, Los Angeles.
WILLIAM FILES, 833 Silverhawk Drive South, Diamond Bar, Calif.
JEFF ADAMS, Los Angeles.
T. CADY, Los Angeles.
R. E. LENT, Los Angeles.
L. K. LEIMAN, Los Angeles.
K. LAMB, Los Angeles.
A. ZVANUT, Los Angeles.
GEORGE HART, Los Angeles.
MR. S. HENDERSON, Los Angeles.
J. CONNER, Los Angeles.
P. TRAMELL, Los Angeles.
MRS. M. TYNE, Los Angeles.
SHEILA CHARISSE, Los Angeles.
DR. R. VALLE, Los Angeles.
STEPHEN BLAKE, Los Angeles.
DR. and MRS. D. KUYKENDAL, Los Angeles.
L. STOGEL, Los Angeles.
R. MON, Los Angeles.
P. VANBERKHOOT, Los Angeles.
H. F. KEENEY, Los Angeles.
REBECCA WASHBURN, Long Beach, Calif.
J. LAKOTOS, Hollywood.
MRS. C. ANDERSON, Los Angeles, or Springfield, Ill.
MR. S. WAX, Deerfield, Ill.
MRS. J. WAX, Deerfield, Ill.
MARY SHERIDAN, Deerfield, Ill.
H. REGNERY, South Bend, Ind.
D. CONNELL, South Bend, Ind.
MRS. E. STROMME, Momence, Ill.
MRS. EILEEN PUESE, Des Plaines, Ill.
MR. A. and MRS. M. LAVORGNE, Chicago.
ANDREW OLIVER, 918 W. Armitage, Chicago.
MARVIN MILNER, 600 E. 33rd, Chicago.
MR. W. SWIFT, Schaumburg, Ill.
CARL ENTNER, Milwaukee.
MRS. POLLEY, Milwaukee.
DR. J. WEAR, Madison, Wis.
MR. J. RUSSELL, Los Angeles.
MR. R. SPICUZZA, Los Angeles.
MR. A. BRYSON, Los Angeles.
MIKE SILVA, Los Angeles.
LARRY SILVA, Los Angeles.
J. STONE, Los Angeles.
MR. JACK RUSSELL, Los Angeles.
ALLEN RIDDLE, Los Angeles.
MR. E. SALISBURY, Los Angeles.
RICHARD P. SCHUSTER, JR., Los Angeles.
NIGEL HAWKINS, Los Angeles.
MATTIE HAMMOND, Los Angeles.
F. JANNIS, Los Angeles.
GARY ANG, Los Angeles.
R. WALSON, Hawthorne, Calif.
E. BOWER, Newport Beach, Calif.
W. SHEFFIELD, La Habra, Calif.
MR. B. FISH, Orange, Calif.
DAVID COUGHLIN, Los Angeles.
PHIL HIGGINBOTHAM, Tustin, Calif.
J. G. MONCRIEFF, San Francisco.
MS. J. A. ALTMAN, San Francisco.
MS. M. McCORKLE, San Francisco.
JACK DONAHUE, San Francisco.
E. DAVID, San Francisco.
ROBERT HEMPHILL, San Francisco.
MRS. P. O'ROURKE, San Francisco.
MR. J. ZIELINSKI, San Francisco.
REV. ALBERT LUNENS, Honolulu.
W. YAMASHIRO, Honolulu.
D. DRISCOLL, Honolulu.
MR. E. IGE, Honolulu.
DONALD HOOVER, Chicago.
F. JAWOROWSKI, Chicago.
OLIN HOSKINS, Chicago.
P. CHUN, Chicago.
MRS. P. KOSTCHRYZ, Chicago.
MS. J. KOCH, Chicago.
MR. HERDMAN, Chicago.
MR. IRA COHEN, Chicago.
MRS. MARY DAVIS, Chicago.
MRS. DIANNE ZIEMBA, Chicago.
J. J. MASTER, Chicago.
T. KONESKI, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
D. MALEK, Matteson, Ill.
MS. G. DI CASTRO, Matteson, Ill.
MS. R. DE YOUNG, Matteson, Ill.
MS. KATHY ADDUCI, Matteson, Ill.
MR. and MRS. S. LANG, Barrington, Ill.
C. VALLADARES, Bloomingdale, Ill.
MS. D. MORUZI, Des Plaines, Ill.
R. POHLSON, Lisle, Ill.
MRS. MARTHA VICKERY, Momence, Ill.
MR. G. CAMPBELL, Momence, Ill.
M. TAYLOR, Chicago.
LLOYD and INA SHATKIN, Albany, N.Y., vicinity.
THEODORE WHYLAND, West Sand Lake, N.Y.
MS. MICHELLE MALACYNSKI, Averill Park, N.Y.
DR. D. FORSTROM.
MR. B. KRELL.
MRS. ELAINE HOWELL.
DR. and MRS. R. ESHENOUR.
MRS. S. O. CRAWFORD.
MR. ROBERT WILLNER.
BRUCE DAVID CORRIGAN, Los Angeles.
MRS. R. ARMSTRONG, Los Angeles.
MR. C. BEGELY, Los Angeles.
MR. J. GONZALES, Los Angeles.
PETER MOON, Los Angeles.
MISS C. MULLER, Los Angeles.
MR. R. OLMICELI, Los Angeles.
MR. D. WALKER, Los Angeles.
C. GOETZ, Los Angeles.
MR. and MRS. W. R. NARY, Los Angeles.
R. N. BRAINE, Los Angeles.
D. DICK, Woodland Hills, Calif.
M. GOLDSMITH, 10558 Deering St., Chatsworth, Calif.
MR. J. HAN, Seoul, Korea.
MR. A. P. and MRS. W. E. SCHOTS, The Netherlands.
R. ROTHFUSZ, The Netherlands.
G. ROTHFUSZ, The Netherlands.
MS. LAURA MARQUET, Belgium.
MR. HANS JUERGEN KAHL, Eiffenstedt, Austria.
MS. M. ALSWALLEM, Saudi Arabia.
AHMAD ALSWALLEM, Saudi Arabia.
ABDULLAH ALSWALLEM, Saudi Arabia.
BASIL ALSWALLEM, Saudi Arabia.
JON MAY, Los Angeles.
MR. J. MARCUS, Los Angeles.
W. McGINNES, Los Angeles.
J. MANNING, Los Angeles.
MR. DON NOVELLI, Los Angeles.
E. C. HILL, Los Angeles.
JIM ADAMS, Los Angeles.
MR. J. O'BANNON, Los Angeles.
YVONNE NASCH, Los Angeles.
MRS. S. FITZGERALD, Los Angeles.
WILLIAM PITTENGER, Los Angeles.
J. ONDRECK, Los Angeles.
KENNETH GREGER, Los Angeles.
MR. T. ERNEST, Los Angeles.
J. DUDLEY, Los Angeles.
MR. W. GUTRIE, Los Angeles.
FRED MULLER, Los Angeles.
SHERRY ATKINSON, Los Angeles.
MS. AMY EISENBERG, Los Angeles.
S. COULTER, Los Angeles.
MR. W. FRASIER, Los Angeles.
CHARLES CHENG, Los Angeles.
MR. A. RIDER, Los Angeles.
MR. D. ROGERS, Los Angeles.
MR. S. SPINIA, Los Angeles.
MR. R. SIMMONS, Los Angeles.
W. LOLLICH, Los Angeles.
MS. C. CARLSON, Los Angeles.
MR. R. E. BAUM, Los Angeles.
G. McATEE, Los Angeles.
K. ADAMS, Los Angeles.
G. BARICH, Los Angeles.
MICHAEL R. SMITH, Washington, D.C., area.
R. GRIEGO, Washington, D.C., area.
MR. K. TELMS, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
MRS. M. STAKS, East Lansing, Mich.
JOHN ROBINSON, East Lansing, Mich.
MRS. G. DHARLWAL, East Lansing, Mich.
MR. D. RUBLE, East Lansing, Mich.
MS. M. PLATT, East Lansing, Mich.
MS. K. GALLEGHER, Utica, N.Y.
MS. D. CASTRONOYO, Utica, N.Y.
MR. J. BETL, Binghamton, N.Y.
K. DZWONKOWSKI, New Hartford, N.Y.
MR. PAUL TRAUTMANN, Syracuse, N.Y.
MR. S. LIN, Rochester, N.Y.
ALEN and JUDY GREEN, 989 Memdon Rd., Pittsford, N.Y.
MRS. SARA COLLINS, Buffalo area.
MRS. PAT DAVIS, Asheville, N.C.
BOB CANNON, King of Prussia, Pa.
R. GARDNER, San Diego.
MR. I. BENTOV, Weston, Mass.
MR. and MRS. MARIO CRUCIOLI, Boston.
MRS. CAROL FERTHEIL, 462 Wood Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.
MR. J. DeBERRY, 4 Palmer Rd., Portland, Conn.
MR. S. GREENE, Westover, Vermont.
MR. E. ARMENTH.
MR. P. BLOUIN.
MR. MIKIE GREEN.
LARRY FINK.
FRANK GEMME.
MS. V. HALDER, Deerfield, Ill.
DARLENE DiPIETRO, 1840 Glenview, Park Ridge, Ill.
MR. and MRS. HANK MAGNER, Chesterton, Ind.
CHARLES SCHRADER, 3232 Washington Ave., Terre Haute, Ind.
MR. ORAN BRIDGES, St. Joseph, Mich.
MR. L. GRAY.
MR. T. MALONE.
C. HARLIN.
D. HAYES.
MR. C. TURNER.
MRS. M. VALUCH.
MRS. SUSAN FALCONE.
CLEM GLASS.
MR. L. DIXON.
MR. A. COSTELLO.
M. SIROTA.
REV. E. ELLIOTT.
MR. F. GREENROYD.
W. DITTMER.
S. CLARK.
MRS. J. OZMINKOWSKI.
MR. F. EATON.
MYRON MIYAGAWA.
MRS. J. BEAM.
RICHARD A. ZEPNICK, Valencia, Ill.
E. BUGAJAKI.
MS. J. BENNETT.
(no first name) DEVERRIER.
MR. J. PINT.
MR. PILLIVANT.
MR. R. ARTZ.
C. BECKER.
J. BOLLINGER.
(no first name) BORCHERS.
(no first name) BORCHERS.
J. CROSLEY.
P. A. DICRIDICO.
C. JOHNSTONE.
MR. R. KELY.
M. MISNA.
D. OPTICAN.
E. WHITE.
MR. D. WITTHOFT.
(no first name) SUTTON, and a party of three.
P. SCHADE and a party of three.
J. STONE.
J. FUSELIER.
R. BALDINI.
V. SHARPE.
N. VETTOR.
ROBERT E. AESCHBACHER, Hampton Beach, N.H.
DR. R. VAUGHN, Los Angeles area.
B. SCHWARTZ.
M. SCHWARTZ.

The Sunday Herald Chicago Illinois 1979-05-27

Transcriber's Note: This is the most accurate Total Passenger and Crew listing I could find for this tragedy. If there are misspellings please accept my apologies as the listing in the newspaper was at some places hard to read. I will be honored to add any first names, and make any changes applicable to this list. Especially as we near the 30 year mark of this crash.

Comments

Complete Name Information

G. McAtee should be listed as Gordon McAtee, Santa Barbara, CA.

my cousin.

My cousin, Nigel Hawkins was a passenger on this flight - He was in Chicago for a conference, and was living in Los Angeles. His mate who was attending the conference with him, gave him the flight back, knowing it was his birthday the next day, and knew Nigel would have liked to have been with his wife and son. His mate drove back.

Nigel never made it.

I can still remember to this day, my mother and father driving from Victoria Australia to Queensland Australia, to tell me personally that Nigel had died. - There is an hour of my life I can never account for.

miss you heaps cousin... you were my hero.

AA Flight 191 Crash

I remember being at work when I heard about this awful tragedy. Later there was a man being interviewed and he said he had given up his place to a very pretty, young woman that was suppose to be out in L.A. that day. It seems like she was going on a modeling assignment or something like that. The next day, they had a list of the dead in the Detroit News and I saw a Ms.R. DeYoung. I use to have a real good friend, Roxanne DeYoung that moved away from our Detroit suburb to Cherry Hill, NJ and the last I saw her we were 16 or so. She was very pretty and started modeling that is what I had heard a few years later, after High School. I have tried to find out if this was in fact Roxanne that died in the crash. I was terribly upset thinking about that and as time has gone on, every now and then something reminds me of this. I had a very close encounter myself, taking a different flight, only to have the one I might have been on crash. I was just wondering if you can suggest a way for me to find out more. I have tried searches on the internet. I know I have not been able to find Roxanne DeYoung alive, say on Facebook, ReUnion, those sites or people searches. I haven't had any results with death records either. Anyways, thanks for reading and I think you have done a wonderful job here of updating and preserving the victims stories. It was a very sad and terrible accident.

I bet it

I bet it is...........................I am so sorry for your loss. Those people that say "time will heal" are so wrong.

Complete information about the passengers of this flight

The man listed as R. Spicuzza was my boss Robert Spicuzza. He was married to a beautiful woman and had two children. I believe they lived in Playa Del Rey. I think he worked for CNA Insurance company at the time, and he had previously worked for Mercury Casualty. He and Joe Schmidt had left Industrial to go to CNA and I missed him dearly because he was the kindest most reasonable boss I had ever met. I had heard Joe and Bob had traded tickets because Joe wanted to go home early and Bob traded him. I think I heard that at the Funeral for Bob. I remember waking up abruptly the morning of the crash and looking at my husband and I said "Bob is dead". We went to the front porch and I said to my husband to go get the paper, but we didn't have paper delivery. There was one on the front porch. I turned right to that article. I called my friend and former boss Joanie McDonough and told her what I had read. We both cried. He was a great man. I don't know whatever happened to his wife or kids, but I have prayed for them over the years. The children would be adults now. They were little then.

My fondest memory of Bob was when I was at the beach at Playa Del Rey one day, and I had just finished my work appointments for the day and decided to take my school books to the beach and study for a test. As I was leaving the beach, he was coming onto the beach. I thought I would be in trouble for not being out working, but he just smiled and said something kind, and never mentioned it otherwise. His children were with him too. I thought, wow, what a cool boss.

Rest in Peace, Bob, you are not forgotten.
Patricia

Kathy Adduci

Mike Adduci-
I knew your sister well. I worked with her at J&J. I can't tell you how much I miss her. I go by Holy Sep. often.

Passenger List

I was a 25 year old secretary to 4 men from Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies; Richard Lent, Robert Baum, John Ondreck and Norman Braine. They were coming back from a business trip to Windsor Locks, CT. There was a 5th man that decided to take the flight to San Jose instead of going back to LA with them. Robert Baum used to take a regular Monday flight from LA to San Diego. One year earlier he was not on his regular flight. That flight crashed in Cerritos. It was not his time. When I fly into Chicago now for business I think of them and that awful day. Years later my next door neighbor was on the Lockerbie Scotland flight. Then 6 years ago I lost my close friend in a helicopter crash. Needless to say flying is not my favorite thing to do.

AA Flt #191

This tragedy has haunted me for years.
I went through Chicago that very day enroute to LA from Albany, NY.
I was flying back home after visiting relatives upstate.
I came in somewhat earlier at around 11:45 in the a.m. to change planes.
The flight was overbooked and they asked for volunteers to take a later
flight in the afternoon ( Flt #191).
They offered $100 for the inconvienience (not a bad chunk-o-change in '79).
Also a travel voucher for half price on a future AA flight.
I actually thought about it for a moment but decided against it as my bags
were already checked on board.
Three people took up the offer, grabbed their carry-ons, and left the plane.
One of them was right across the aisle from me.
He chuckled and said he had some extra time to kill for $100 and a free flight.
I can still remember his face.
When I got back home to CA. the news of the crash had just broke and I was
stunned when I saw the carnage.
Even moreso when I realized it was the Flt.# 191 .
That could've been my flight....that could've been my fate.

Kathy Adduci

Hi Mike. I miss your sister too... I dated her when she and I were in High School (she was a sophomore and I was a junior) She was a lot of fun to be with... I was actually scheduled to take that flight and ended up changing my plans and scheduling the flight 1 week later because I could not get off duty from the fire house. We are talking about disasters in class this week (I now teach) and this incident came up yesterday...

Bob Aeschbacher

Bob was not a pax but an American pilot who was getting a hop out to LA. Supposedly got on at the last minute and took the last seat. Had flown with him and had lunch a few days before. He was a nice guy...too bad.