From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Burke Ward '57

Date of birth: August 17, 1934

Date of death: December 15, 1959

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


From Appeal Democrat of Marysville, California on December 16, 1959:

Lt (jg) Burke Ward, 25, son of Vice Adm. James H. Ward, San Francisco, died Tuesday when his plane overturned and burned In an emergency landing at Crow's Landing. The Navy flier crashed when he attempted to make a landing when his A4D Skyhawk's hydraulic system failed.

He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 125.

He has a memorial plate on a seat at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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Class of 1957

Burke is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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