30 years on: Lockerbie, the victims

22 December 1988. The nose section of the crashed Pan Am jumbo jet in Lockerbie. (PA).
22 December 1988. The nose section of the crashed Pan Am jumbo jet in Lockerbie. (PA).

IT was a flight full of hope as many of the passengers looked forward to Christmas, heading home to be reunited with their families at the happiest time of the year.

On board Pan Am Flight 103 were professors and puppeteers, soldiers, students and bankers, babies and diplomats, engineers and teachers.

They were not to see their families again after a bomb destroyed the plane above Lockerbie. All 243 passengers and 16 crew were killed along with 11 residents in the town below.

Today, after all that has been said and written about the atrocity, all the tears wept, and words written, all the books and articles, the theories and conspiracies, the legal proceedings and appeals, we remember the names of every victim and the lives lost on what, 30 years on, remains one of Scotland’s – and the world’s – darkest nights.

Williams, Brittany Leigh, two months, American [youngest]

There were two two-month-old babies on board, and Brittany Leigh Williams was the youngest having been born only 70 days prior.

Her mother and father, Bonnie and Eric Williams, were both in the US military, and were returning to their home in Crown Point in New York via Pan Am Flight 103.

Bernstein, Michael Stuart, lawyer, 36, American

Michael Bernstein worked for the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Office of Special Investigation where he hunted Nazis fleeing from justice.

On December 22 he was returning to the US from Austria, where he had just persuaded the government there to accept the deportation of a former Auschwitz camp guard.

Flick, Clayton Lee, businessman, 25, British; and Bacciochi, Clare Louise, hair stylist, 19, British

A month before, businessman Lee Flick had proposed to hairdresser girlfriend Clare Bacciochi, and he had surprised her with a spur-of-the-moment Christmas trip to New York.

They planned to pick out an engagement ring while there.

Lee and Clare were eventually buried together near the church at which they were to be married.

Swire, Flora MacDonald Margaret, medical student, 23, British

She boarded Pan Am Flight 103 a day before she was due to turn 23 and not long after graduating with a first class medical degree.

Flora Swire’s death prompted father Dr Jim Swire to become one of the leading spokespeople of the victims’ group UK Families Flight 103.

She was travelling to the States to spend Christmas with her American boyfriend.

Ciulla, Frank, banker, 45, American

New Yorker Frank died in the tragedy but died but landed seemingly otherwise physically unharmed, strapped to his seat, in the farm of Margaret and High Connell.

The couple formed a bond with Frank’s family and their poignant letter to ‘Our Frank’ and his family was read aloud at a memorial service at Arlington Cemetery in Washington.

Bright, Nicholas, businessman, 32, American

Nicholas Bright was in London on business and due to return back to his home in Massachusetts when he was delayed. He rebooked a later journey, the ill-fated Flight 103.

Nicholas was survived by his widow, and a six-month old son — who later opened a memorial to the victims, along with US President Bill Clinton


Pan Am Flight 103 Crew

Avonye, Nichole Elizabeth, flight attendant, 44, French

Avritt, Jerry Don, flight engineer, 46, American

Berti, Noelle Lydie, flight attendant, 40, American

Engstrom, Siv Ulla, flight attendant, 51, Swedish

Franklin, Stacie Denise, flight attendant, 20, American

Garrett, Paul Isaac, flight attendant, 41, American

Kuehne, Elke Etha, flight attendant, 43, German

Larracoechea, Maria Nieves, flight attendant, 39, Spanish

MacQuarrie, James Bruce, captain, 55, American

McAlolooy, Lilibeth Tobila, flight attendant, 27, American

Murphy, Mary Geraldine, purser, 51, British

Reina, Jocelyn, flight attendant, 26, American

Royal, Myra Josephine, flight attendant, 30, American

Skabo, Irja Syhnove, flight attendant, 38, American

Velimirovich, Milutin, chief purser, 35, American

Wagner, Raymond Ronald, first officer, 52, American

Pan Am Flight 103 Passengers

Ahern, John Michael Gerard, bond broker, 26, American

Aicher, Sarah Margaret, playwright, 29, American

Akerstrom, John David, 34, American

Alexander, Ronald Ely, businessman, 46, Swiss

Ammerman, Thomas Joseph, marketing manager, 36, American

Apfelbaum, Martin Lewis, stamp dealer, 59, American

Asrelsky, Rachel Marie, student, 21, American

Atkinson, William Garretson III, engineer, 33, American

Atkinson, Judith Ellen, art historian and consultant, 37, American

Bacciochi, Clare Louise, hair stylist, 19, British

Bainbridge, Harry Michael, attorney, 34, American

Barclay, Stuart Murray, businessman, 29, Canadian

Bell, Jean Mary, 44, British

Benello, Julian MacBain, student, 25, American

Bennett, Lawrence Ray, pharmaceutical chemist, 41, American

Bergstrom, Philip Vernon, military, 22, American

Berkley, Alistair David, professor of law, 29, British

Bernstein, Michael Stuart, lawyer, 36, American

Berrell, Steven Russell, student, 20, American

Bhatia, Surinder Mohan, businessman, 51, American

Bissett, Kenneth John, student, 21, American

Boatman-Fuller, Diane Anne, playwright, 35, American

Boland, Stephen John, student, 20, American

Bouckley, Glen John, sales, 27, British

Bouckley, Paula Marie, sales, 29, American

Boulanger, Nicole Elise, student, 21, American

Boyer, Francis, 43, French

Bright, Nicholas, businessman, 32, American

Browner, Daniel Solomon, 23, Israeli

Brunner, Colleen Renee, student, 20, American

Burman, Timothy Guy, banker, 24, British

Buser, Michael Warren, advertising executive, 34, American

Buser, Warren Max, civil engineer, 62, American

Butler, Steven Lee, teacher, 35, American

Cadman, William Martin, musician, 32, British

Caffarone, Fabiana, 28, British

Caffarone, Hernan, 28, Argentinean

Canady, Valerie, auditor, 25, American

Capasso, Gregory, student, 21, American

Cardwell, Timothy Michael, student, 21, American

Carlsson, Bernt Wilmar, diplomat, 50, Swedish

Cawley, Richard Anthony, businessman, 43, American

Ciulla, Frank, banker, 45, American

Cohen, Theodora Eugenia, student, 20, American

Coker, Eric Michael, student, 20, American

Coker, Jason Michael, student, 20, American

Colasanti, Gary Leonard, student, 20, American

Concannon, Bridget, 53, Irish

Concannon, Sean, 16, British

Concannon, Thomas, 51, Irish

Corner, Tracey Jane, student, 17, British

Cory, Scott, student, 20, American

Coursey, Willis Larry, military, 40, American

Coyle, Patricia Mary, student, 20, American

Cummock, John Binning, marketing director, 38, American

Curry, Joseph Patrick, military, 31, American

Daniels, William, Alan, research chemist, 40, American

Dater, Gretchen Joyce, student, 20, American

Davis, Shannon, student, 19, American

Della-Ripa, Gabriel, Pan Am Airlines employee, 46, American

DiMauro, Joyce Christine, marketing director, 32, American

DiNardo, Gianfranca, hotel worker, 26, Italian

Dix, Peter Thomas Stanley, 35, Irish

Dixit, Om, college professor, 54, Indian

Dixit, Shanti, 54, American

Dornstein, David Scott, student, 25, American

Doyle, Michael Joseph, accountant, 30, American

Eggleston, Edgar Howard III, military, 24, American

Ergin, Turhan, student, 22, American

Fisher, Charles Thomas IV, banker, 34, American

Flick, Clayton Lee, businessman, 25, British

Flynn, John Patrick, student, 21, American

Fondiler, Arthur, attorney, 33, American

Fortune, Robert Gerard, insurance executive, 40, American

Freeman, Paul Matthew Stephen, 25, Canadian

Fuller, James Ralph, corporate vice president, 50, American

Gabor, Ibolya Robertine, retired, 79, Hungarian,

Gallagher, Amy Beth, student, 22, Canadian.

Gannon, Matthew Kevin, foreign service officer, 34, American

Garczynski, Kenneth Raymond, industrial engineer, 37, American

Gibson, Kenneth James, military, 20, American

Giebler, William David, bond broker, 29, American

Gordon, Olive Leonora, 25, British

Gordon-Gorgacz, Linda Susan, 39, American

Gorgacz, Anne Madelene, retired, 76, American

Gorgacz, Loretta Anne, 47, American

Gould, David, college professor, 45, American

Guevorgian, Andre Nikolai, businessman, 32, American

Hall, Nicola Jane, 23, South African

Halsch, Lorraine Frances, special education teacher, 31, American

Hartunian, Lynne Carol, student, 21, American

Hawkins, Anthony Lacey, businessman, 57, British

Herbert, Pamela Elaine, student, 19, American

Hilbert, Rodney Peter, control systems engineer, 40, American

Hill, Alfred, researcher, 29, German

Hollister, Katherine Augusta, student, 20, American

Hudson, Josephine Lisa, nurse, 22, British

Hudson, Melina Kristina, student, 16, American

Hudson, Sophie Ailette Miriam, 26, French

Hunt, Karen Lee, student, 20, American

Hurst, Roger Elwood, marketing manager, 38, American

Ivell, Elizabeth Sophie, dog handler, 19, British

Jaafar, Khalid Nazir, student, 20, American

Jeck, Robert van Houten, 57, American

Jeffreys, Paul Avron, musician, 36, British

Jeffreys, Rachel, advertising executive, 23 British

Jermyn, Kathleen Mary, student, 20, American

Johnson, Beth Ann, student, 21, American

Johnson, Mary Alice Lincoln, student, 25, American

Johnson, Timothy Baron, student, 21, American

Jones, Christopher Andrew, student, 20, American

Kelly, Julianne Frances, student, 20, American

Kingham, Jay Joseph, pharmaceuticals executive, 44, American

Klein, Patricia Ann, social worker, 35, American

Kosmowski, Gregory, marketing executive, 40, American

Kulukundis, Minas Christopher, ship brokerage director, 38, British

LaRiviere, Ronald Albert, 33, American

Leckburg, Robert Milton, engineer, 30, American

Leyrer, William Chase, businessman, 46, American

Lincoln, Wendy Anne, student, 23, American

Lowenstein, Alexander Silas, student, 21, American

Ludlow, Lloyd David, military, 41, American

Lurbke, Maria Theresia, 25, German

Mack, William Edward, puppeteer, 30, American

Malicote, Douglas Eugene, military, 22, American

Malicote, Wendy Gay, 21, American

Marek, Elizabeth Lillian, actress and peace activist, 30, American

Marengo, Louis Anthony, marketing director, 33, American

Martin, Noel George, 27, Jamaican

Maslowski, Diane Marie, currency trader, 30, American

McAllister, William John, golfer, 26, British

McCarthy, Daniel Emmet, banker, 31, American

McCollum, Robert Eugene, university professor, 61, American

McKee, Charles Dennis, military, 40, American

McLaughlin, Bernard Joseph, marketing manager, 30, American

Melber, Jane Susan, musician and teacher, 27, British

Merrill, John, seaman, 35, British

Miazga, Suzanne Marie, student, 22, American

Miller, Joseph Kenneth, accounting firm executive, 56, American

Mitchell, Jewel Courtney, military, 32, American

Monetti, Richard Paul, student, 20, American

Morgan, Jane Ann, attorney, 37, American

Morson, Eva Ingeborg, 48, American

Mosey, Helga Rachael, student, 19, British

Mulroy, Ingrid Elizabeth, 25, Swedish

Mulroy, John, journalist, 59, American

Mulroy, Sean Kevin, 25, American

Noonan, Karen Elizabeth, student, 20, American

O’Connor, Daniel Emmett, diplomat, 31

O’Neil, Mary Denice, student, 21, American

Otenasek, Anne Lindsey, student, 21, American

Owen, Bryony Elise, one, British

Owen, Gwyneth Yvonne Margaret, student, 29, British

Owens, Laura Abigail, eight, American

Owens, Martha, 44, American

Owens, Robert Plack, 45, American

Owens, Sarah Rebecca, 14, American

Pagnucco, Robert Italo, lawyer, 51, American

Papadopoulos, Christos Michael, businessman, 45, American

Peirce, Peter Raymond, architect and student, 40, American

Pescatore, Michael, businessman, 33, American

Philipps, Sarah Susannah Buchanan, student, 20, American

Phillips, Frederick Sandford, student, 27, American

Pitt, James Andrew Campbell, student, 24, American

Platt, David, architect, 33, American

Porter, Walter Leonard, musician, 35, American

Posen, Pamela Lynn, student, 20, American

Pugh, William, businessman, 56, American

Quiguyan, Crisostomo Estrella, hotel cashier, 43, Filipino

Ramses, Rajesh Tarsis Priskel, computer operator, 35, British

Rattan, Anmol, two, American

Rattan, Garima, computer programmer, 29, American

Rattan, Suruchi, three, American

Reeves, Anita Lynn, 24, American

Rein, Mark Alan, businessman, 44, American

Rencevicz, Diane Marie, student, 21, American

Rogers, Louise Ann, student, 20, American

Roller, Edina, five, Hungarian

Roller, Janos Gabor, 29, Hungarian

Roller, Zsuzsana, 27, Hungarian

Root, Hanne Maria, management consultant, 26, Canadian

Rosen, Saul Mark, businessman, 35, American

Rosenthal, Andrea Victoria, student, 22, American

Rosenthal, Daniel Peter, student, 20, American

Rubin, Arnaud David, engineer, 28, Belgian

Saraceni, Elyse Jeanne, student, 20, American

Saunders, Scott Christopher, student, 21, American

Saunders, Theresa Elizabeth Jane, marketing, 28, British

Schauble, Johannes Otto, 41, Germany

Schlageter, Robert Thomas, student, 20, American

Schultz, Thomas Britton, student, 20, American

Scott, Sally Elizabeth, chef, 22, British

Shapiro, Amy Elizabeth, student, 21, American

Shastri, Mridula, 24, Indian

Sheanshang, Joan, 46, American

Sigal, Irving Stanley, research biologist

Simpson, Martin Bernard Christopher, financier, 52, American

Smith, Cynthia Joan, student, 21, American

Smith, Ingrid Anita, chiropodist, 31, British

Smith, James Alvin, American

Smith, Mary Edna, military, 34, American

Stevenson, Geraldine Anne, 37, British

Stevenson, Hannah Louise, 10, British

Stevenson, John Charles, 38, British

Stevenson, Rachael, eight, British

Stinnett, Charlotte Ann, 36, American

Stinnett, Michael Gary, military, 26, American

Stinnett, Stacey Leanne, nine, American

Stow, James Ralph, businessman, 49, American

Stratis, Elia G., accountant, 43, American

Swan, Anthony Selwyn, 29, Trinidadian

Swire, Flora MacDonald Margaret, medical student and researcher, 24, British

Tager, Marc Alex, 22, British

Tanaka, Hidekazu, 26, Japanese

Teran, Andrew Alexander, student, 20, Bolivian

Thomas, Arva Anthony, student, 17, American

Thomas, Jonathan Ryan, two months, American

Thomas, Lawanda, military, 21, American

Tobin, Mark Lawrence, student, 21, American

Trimmer-Smith, David William, publishing executive, 51, American

Tsairis, Alexia Kathryn, student, 20, American

Valentino, Barry Joseph, exhibit designer, 28

Van-Tienhoven, Thomas Floro, 45, Argentinean

Vejdany, Asaad Eidi, 46, American

Vrenios, Nicholas Andreas, student, 20, American

Vulcu, Peter, stockbroker and student, 21, American

Waido, Janina Jozefa, 61, American

Walker, Thomas Edwin, electronics specialist, 47, American

Weedon, Kesha, student, 20, American

Weston, Jerome Lee, engineer, 45, American

White, Jonathan, accountant, 33, California, American

Williams, Bonnie Leigh, military, 21, American

Williams, Brittany Leigh, two months, American

Williams, Eric Jon, military, 24, American

Williams, George Waterson, military, 24, American

Williams, Stephanie Leigh, one, American

Wolfe, Miriam Luby, student, 20, American

Woods, Chelsea Marie, 10 months, American

Woods, Dedera Lynn, air force sergeant, 27, American

Woods, Joe Nathan, civilian military worker, 28, American

Woods, Joe Nathan, Jr, tw0, American

Wright, Andrew Christopher Gillies, site agent, 24, British

Zwynenburg, Mark James, investment banker, 29, American

Lockerbie Residents

Flannigan, Kathleen Mary, 41, 16 Sherwood Crescent

Flannigan, Thomas Brown, 44, 16 Sherwood Crescent

Flannigan, Joanne, 10, 16 Sherwood Crescent

Henry, Dora Henrietta, 56, 13 Sherwood Crescent

Henry, Maurice Peter, 63, 13 Sherwood Crescent

Lancaster, Mary, 81, 11 Sherwood Crescent

Murray, Jean Aitkin, 82, 14 Sherwood Crescent

Somerville, John, 40, 15 Sherwood Crescent

Somerville, Rosaleen, 40, 15 Sherwood Crescent

Somerville, Paul, 13, 15 Sherwood Crescent

Somerville, Lyndsey Ann, 10, 15 Sherwood Crescent