BRUCE HALLIDAY, LTJG, USN
Bruce Halliday '60
Date of birth: June 1, 1937
Date of death: November 19, 1962
From the 1960 Lucky Bag:
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.