Captain, United States Navy
Guy Cane, 70, a retired Navy Captain who as a carrier-based fighter pilot during the Vietnam War flew 212 combat missions, died March 1, 2000, at Anne Arundel General Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, after a heart attack.
In 1967 and 1968, Captain Cane flew an F-8 Crusader from the carriers Hancock and Bon Homme Richard off Vietnam, and he earned a Silver Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses for aerial combat.
He logged more than 1,000 carrier landings during a 29-year naval career, which included command of a fighter squadron, carrier air wing and warship.
Captain Cane, who was born in the Bronx, New York, enlisted in the Navy in 1948. Trained as an aircraft mechanic, he competed for a fleet appointment to the Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated in 1954 with a degree in electrical engineering.
He graduated from Naval Test Pilot School and flew 15 types of jets and turboprops as an engineering test pilot at the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River.
Upon his military retirement in 1977, he founded and operated Cane Associates Inc., which provides evaluations and flight tests of corporate aircraft. He also was an authority on aircraft value, maintenance and repair procedures.
He was a Naval Academy Foundation trustee and a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Early and Pioneer Naval Aviators Association.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Simone D. Cane of Annapolis; and two sons, Peter Guy Cane of Annapolis and Marine Corps Major John Hendrik Cane of Beaufort, North Carolina.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs