BRIAN D. HURST, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Brian Hurst '71

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: May 15, 1977

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1971 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From The Bee (Danville, VA) on May 18, 1977:

Two Navy Fliers Presumed Dead NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two Navy officers aboard an F4 Phantom jet that crashed Sunday during a NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea are presumed dead, the Navy says. A Navy spokesman said Tuesday an unsuccessful air and sea search for the missing crewmen was called off about 24 hours after the accident. The two were identified as the aircraft's pilot, Lt. Brian D. Hurst, and its radar intercept officer, Lt. Dennis P. O'Mailey, both of Virginia Beach. Both officers were attached to Fighter Squadron 102, based at the Oceana, Va., Naval Air Station.

The date of the crash was May 15, 1977. (Note: The 1977 history of Fighter Squadron 102 places accident in April; believe this is a typo. F-4 ejections/losses site doesn't have a matching entry for either date.)

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Dennis O'Malley '72 was the Radar Intercept Officer.


Class of 1971

Brian is one of 14 members of the Class of 1971 in Memorial Hall.