Philip D. Doud, a Vietnam War combat veteran who was a pilot for Jet Charter Group Inc. in Georgetown, Del., was killed Friday along with his co-pilot when their Lear Jet crashed on takeoff from the Sheboygan County Airport in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Services for Mr. Doud, who was 53 and lived in Lewes, Del., were being held today at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
He had been a pilot for the company since 1988.
Mr. Doud first moved to the Eastern Shore in 1966 as chief pilot for Helmsley Spear Inc. in Georgetown. He also had worked for Executive Air Service in Salisbury.
After 1971, he was a pilot for companies in Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa, in addition to Saudi Arabia and England.
Born in Ferguson, Iowa, and educated in Cedar Rapids, he worked as a draftsman for engineering firms in Iowa before joining the Air Force in 1958. He flew bombers during three tours of duty in Vietnam . He left the service in 1971 as a major.
He is survived by his wife, the former Sue Warrington; a daughter, Eliza Sloane Doud of Lewes; two sons, Darin E. Beck of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and and Brian D. Beck of Nevada, Iowa; his parents, Cheryl Barlow of Kemp, Texas, and Walter W. Doud of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, David L. Doud of Kemp and Stephen E. Doud of Plano, Texas; and two grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Civil Air Patrol through Squadron Leader John H. Kimbler, 15 Garden Lane, Seaford, Del., 19973, or to the Air Safety Foundation, 44 Aviation Way, Frederick, Md. 21701.