"Papa" John Creach, 76, a violinist best known for his...


February 24, 1994

"Papa" John Creach, 76, a violinist best known for his work with the San Francisco-based rock group Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He performed with Jefferson Airplane from 1970 to 1972 and with Airplane members in the group Hot Tuna from 1971 to 1973. Jefferson Airplane later became known as Jefferson Starship and eventually Starship. He had toured with Starship since 1992.

* Lt. Gen. Johannes Steinhoff, 80, one of the Luftwaffe's fighter aces of World War II and a mover in rebuilding the postwar German military under NATO auspices, died Monday in Bonn, Germany. The cause was complications of a heart attack, his family said. In the war, he flew almost constantly in Russia, Africa and Sicily, and finally over Germany itself. He was decorated with nearly every medal for bravery, including the highest order of the Iron Cross. As the leader of a fighter squadron, he downed 176 Allied planes and was himself shot down 12 times. After the war he took civilian jobs until he rejoined West Germany's reviving air force in 1952.


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