Douglas Clark Hale

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Douglas Clark Hale

September 10, 1933 - October 09, 2018

Douglas Clark Hale Retired U.S. Air Force Major Douglas Clark Hale, 85, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., died peacefully on Oct. 9, 2018. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 10, 1933. Doug was an F-86 fighter pilot in both Korea and Vietnam and also flew B-47 bombers. Later, at age 62, he trained and flew a Russian MIG-25 over Moscow "to see if [they] were as good as all the propaganda [he] heard." He loved motorsports and won the Stock Eliminator title and set the track record in the summer 1965 at the Napierville Dragway in Quebec, Canada. He is survived by his brother Donald, sisters Joanne Colucci and Marcia Adams, as well as many, many friends, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Vivian and LaVerne, brothers Gordon and Norman, his sister, Linda Kubala and his beloved dog, Lady.
Published on November 30, 2018
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Amber Micka
Dec 13, 2018
My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Hale. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15
Maureen Carlo
Dec 10, 2018
Doug was my dad’s best friend as long as I can remember. RIP Doug. Glad you guys are together again 🖤
Sonja J
Dec 05, 2018
Thank You for your service and we loved the MIG story he told us himself.
Thomas r. Whitman
Dec 01, 2018
Doug was an usher at my wedding a close friend for 55 years. We cleared PAFB together. He will be missed .