Lt. Gerald Stull USAF Memorial

Photographed April 11, 2014
Erected by Friends of Hudson Park
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
 43.089958,-89.343598
"On May 5, 1958, Lt. Gerald Stull USAF was returning to Truax Field from a training mission when his F-102A fighter jet faltered and headed toward the residential neighborhood along Hudson Park. Lt. Stull forced the jet back toward the lake, at which time he knew he would have to ditch the plane into the lake at a steep angle. He ejected upon impact and died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. His selfless heroism saved the lives of many and he is remembered and appreciated by everyone throughout this community.""On May 5, 1958, Lt. Gerald Stull USAF was returning to Truax Field from a training mission when his F-102A fighter jet faltered and headed toward the residential neighborhood along Hudson Park. Lt. Stull forced the jet back toward the lake, at which time he knew he would have to ditch the plane into the lake at a steep angle. He ejected upon impact and died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. His selfless heroism saved the lives of many and he is remembered and appreciated by everyone throughout this community."
The memorial is located in a residential neighborhood alongside Lake Monona, on the lake side of Lakeland Avenue, at its intersection with Miller Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.



(includes 1958 photos of crash site and search and rescue) 



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