Project Roll Call

Charles Cochrane

  • Pilot
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Arizona
  • Year of Death: 1961

Chuck Cochrane, a pilot of an aerial tanker, died when his converted World War II torpedo bomber developed engine trouble while Cochrane was dropping fire-extinguishing solution on a fire east of Payson. The tanker crashed into a ridge, and Cochrane was killed.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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Memorial Wall

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