ALBERT D. MCFALL, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Albert McFall '50

Date of birth: March 12, 1927

Date of death: December 6, 1966

Age: 39

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Dodge McFall failed to return to USS Bon Homme Richard from a night training flight off San Diego. He was commaning officer of VA-76. Pete Boney closed his remarks with, "Many of us lost a close friend, our class lost an outstanding member, and the Navy has lost one of its finest officers...."

Other reports put the cause as a bad catapult launch. Dodge was lost on December 6, 1966; he is buried in Florida.

Distinguished Flying Cross

Unable to find citation for DFC, but listed on headstone.


Class of 1950

Albert is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.