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 his F4U-4 Corsair crashed at sea while operating from USS Princeton (CV 37) on May 12, 1953.

He was survived by his wife and two young twin daughters. His wife, Miriam, is buried with him in Arlington National Cemetery.

Note

The F4U Corsair site cited above contains an obvious error in the date of his crash. Possible that other information is incorrect, too.

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Class of 1944

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