Air Force Capt. Russell T. Maynard, 27, an electronic warfare officers with the Strategic Air Command, died Oct. 19 in the crash of a B-52 bomber near March Air Force Base at Riverside, Calif.
Capt. Maynard was one of six crew members aboard the bomber when it crashed into a field near the base on a standard SAC training mission. One crew member survived the crash, which is still being investigated.
He was born in Huntingont, W.Va., and moved to the Washington area with his family in 1967. He graduated from Edison High School in 1969, and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1974.
He was commissioned in the Air Force and had been stationed at Fort Worth, Tex., and Sacramento, Calif., before transferring to March AFB.
Capt. Maynard had been active in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the choir at Bush Hill United Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his parents, Russell T. and Caroline M., and three brothers, Robert, Samuel and David, all of the home in Alexandria; another brother, William, and a sister, Gail Vadeboncoeur, both of Woodbridge, and a grandmother, Vondea Bragg, of Dunedin, Fla.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Capt. Russell T. Maynard Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Bush Hill United Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, 22310.