From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bruce Halliday '60

Date of birth: June 1, 1937

Date of death: November 19, 1962

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


From USNA '60 Memorial Site:

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Bruce Halliday, who was killed when his aircraft, an AD-6, went into the water after a deck launch from USS Independence (CV 62), operating in the Caribbean. He leaves behind him a widow, Diane, and a 15-month-old baby boy. Bruce was a soft-spoken and modest guy who went to the Academy with one goal in mind, which was to become a Naval Aviator. We grieve his loss but at least we can say he died doing what he thought was most important in life — flying. Shipmate, January 1963

He is listed on the In Memoriam page of Independence's 1962 cruise book. Suspect he was a member of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 13, but unable to verify this.

Class of 1960

Bruce is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 on Virtual Memorial Hall.