BENJAMIN TAPPAN, III, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Benjamin Tappan, III '66

Date of birth: January 23, 1944

Date of death: June 2, 1980

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1966 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Ben was lost when his A-7E Corsair II crashed near NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, on June 2, 1980.

Other

Appears his father, Benjamin Tappan, Jr., was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action during the Battle of Midway. He took command of a fighter squadron in 1953. It appears his grandfather was also a Naval Officer and a graduate (USNA 1876) who was awarded the Navy Cross.


Class of 1966

Benjamin is one of 36 members of the Class of 1966 in Memorial Hall.