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2nd Nov '16 8:42:47 AM StarTropes
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* One ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip features a Missing ''Fly'' Formation in honor of a fly who got smooshed by a stripper. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yes, that is what happened.]]
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3rd Sep '16 6:27:21 PM IlGreven
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* Similarly, when University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz died in a car crash over the summer of 2016, Nebraska sent its punt team out for the first time in the 2016 season without a punter.
4th Jul '16 10:05:09 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Done ridiculously insensitively in ''The [=McConnell=] Story'', in which [=McConnell=]'s widow is advised of her fighter and test pilot husband's death ''by the missing man formation''

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* Done ridiculously insensitively in ''The [=McConnell=] Story'', in which [=McConnell=]'s widow is advised of her fighter and test pilot husband's death ''by the missing man formation''formation''.
* Done in ''Disney/BigHero6'' after [[spoiler: Baymax]]'s HeroicSacrifice.
16th Jun '16 1:26:21 PM KidDynamite
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* In August 1979, after New York Yankees team captain Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. In the game following Munson's funeral, the team took the field at Yankee Stadium, but left his spot behind home plate vacant for a minute.
15th Jun '16 6:23:25 PM Doug86
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* While it is unknown who first came up with the missing man formation and when, its origin can be traced to the [[BritsWithBattleships RAF]], most likely during the WorldWarI. Some say that they first flew it for Manfred von Richthofen, the original RedBaron.

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* While it is unknown who first came up with the missing man formation and when, its origin can be traced to the [[BritsWithBattleships RAF]], most likely during the WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Some say that they first flew it for Manfred von Richthofen, the original RedBaron.
15th Jan '16 1:56:40 PM Morgenthaler
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22nd Dec '15 3:28:34 AM jormis29
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* A short video of fighters from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} 2'' flying in this formation was posted online as a memorial to a popular founding member of Relic Entertainment's official forum.

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* A short video of fighters from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld 2}}'' flying in this formation was posted online as a memorial to a popular founding member of Relic Entertainment's official forum.
29th Aug '15 3:23:30 PM MarqFJA
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* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', an allied flight performs a missing man flyby over the November City after [[spoiler:Chopper]] is shot down.

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* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', an allied flight performs a missing man flyby over the November City after [[spoiler:Chopper]] is shot down.down and he fails to bail out due to a damaged/faulty ejection system.
10th Jun '15 5:41:01 PM MarkLungo
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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_man_formation missing man formation]] is a form of DueToTheDead performed by fighter jet pilots. It consists of a [[CommonMilitaryUnits flight]] performing a flyby over a fellow pilot's funeral, either with one position conspicuously empty, or with one pilot sharply pulling away (straight up or sideways) just over the site while the others maintain course.

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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_man_formation missing man formation]] is a form of DueToTheDead performed by fighter jet pilots. It consists of a [[CommonMilitaryUnits [[UsefulNotes/CommonMilitaryUnits flight]] performing a flyby over a fellow pilot's funeral, either with one position conspicuously empty, or with one pilot sharply pulling away (straight up or sideways) just over the site while the others maintain course.
12th Nov '14 8:57:33 AM Ambaryerno
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* Done ridiculously insensitively in ''The [=McConnell=] Story'', in which [=McConnell=]'s widow is advised of her fighter and test pilot husband's death ''by the missing man formation''
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