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3rd Aug '17 9:37:05 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', an allied flight performs a missing man flyby over the November City after [[spoiler:Chopper]] is shot down and he fails to bail out due to a damaged/faulty ejection system.

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* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', an allied flight performs a missing man flyby over the November City after [[spoiler:Chopper]] is shot down and he fails to bail out due to a damaged/faulty ejection system.
9th May '17 11:32:48 PM GuyIncog
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* Performed in Barrett Tillman's ''Warriors'' as part of a memorial service for an instructor pilot killed in a crash.
11th Feb '17 5:01:09 AM IlGreven
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** When USC football placekicker Mario Danelo died shortly after the Trojans completed their 2006 season, the formation for Trojans first point after touchdown in the 2007 season consisted of the other regular ten players used for a kicking attempt, but no kicker. USC maintained that formation until a delay of game penalty was assessed.
23rd Jan '17 8:19:03 AM Antigone3
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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.
* In 2007, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was killed by burglars. In the first Redskins game after Taylor's death, the Redskins defense took the field for its first play with ten men instead of the usual 11, with Taylor's position left empty.
* 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.

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* Several athletic teams have used a variant on this formation after a team member's death.
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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.
* ** In 2007, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was killed by burglars. In the first Redskins game after Taylor's death, the Redskins defense took the field for its first play with ten men instead of the usual 11, with Taylor's position left empty.
* ** 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.


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* During World War II, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was a Wing Commander in the [=RAF=]. At his funeral in 2004, the missing man formation was flown with three modern fighter jets and one [=WWII=] Spitfire.
2nd Nov '16 8:42:47 AM StarTropes
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* 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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