BRUCE H. PURVIS, LTJG, USN
Bruce Purvis '57
Date of birth: July 30, 1934
Date of death: March 24, 1960
From the 1957 Lucky Bag:
Bruce was lost on March 24, 1960 when his FJ-4B Fury aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from USS Hancock while operating off the northern California coast. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 216.
He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
Ejnar Thompson '44 was lost while operating from Hancock on the same day in a separate incident.