BERNARD B. BARILA, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bernard Barila, Jr. '44

Date of birth: November 8, 1920

Date of death: May 12, 1953

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Bernard was lost when the aircraft he was piloting crashed while landing at Lost Nation Airport, Willoughby, Ohio, on May 12, 1953. He was a member of Air Development Squadron (VX) 3, based out of NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Information from June 1953 issue of SHIPMATE.)

He was survived by his wife and five children. His wife, Miriam, is buried with him in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1944

Bernard is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.