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Where and/or how did Wendon Swift and Dean Paul Martin Jr meet?
Wendon and Dean met through Dezi Arnaz, Junior.
Why did Wendon Swift and Dean Paul Martin Jr break up?
Other Relationship Information about Wendon Swift and Dean Paul Martin Jr:
Wendon had a premonition that Dean would crash while flying for the airforce reserve and told him about it. Dean said that although that bad news came from Wendon, he would continue to fly because it made him happy. He also said that if anything did happen to him he would desperately miss his son, Max. This information was later given to Max's mother, actress, Olivia Hussey.
Wendon and Dean had been friends for years. After Dean divorced Dorothy Hamill, Wendon finally agreed to go out with him.
On Saturday afternoon, March 21, Capt. Dean Paul Martin was piloting an F-4C Phantom jet on a routine exercise for the California Air National Guard. Before takeoff he said goodbye to his son Alex, 14, then taxied out for a flight over the snow-covered, cloud-laced San Bernardino Mountains. Martin's fully fueled craft, which also carried his weapons officer, Capt. Ramon Ortiz, 39, was the middle jet in a line of three Phantoms. Ten minutes later, at 1:55 p.m. and after unaccountably dropping down from 9,000 to 5,500 feet, his plane slammed into the top of a ravine at 400 mph, killing both men.
Classic Quotes by Wendon Swift and Dean Paul Martin Jr about their relationship:
"[He] lived the life of 100 people and had the energy of 200 kids." Wendon Swift 4/1987