BURTON F. HAKER, LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Date of death:||August 19, 1948|
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
BURTON FRANK HAKER
The salty sea and the freedom of the winds canght the imagination of this young Ohioan, and Ohio lost a stalwart son. Versatility is his keynote. His accomplishments are many and varied. He is as much a man's man as was ever the celebrated Benvenuto Cellini. Academics, he takes in stride. Worries, he has none, excepting perhaps the time his Dad's check was late. The boy has a heart like a pumpkin between his broad shoulders, and staying sore at a guy like Butch is impossible. He can and will succeed at anything, if his interest is sufficiently aroused. Stay in there, Burton.
According to Skyhawk Association VA-72 Blue Hawks: "August 19, 1948: Squadron commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander B. F. Haker, lost at sea." He had taken command only a few weeks earlier, on July 6.
|Class of 1940|
|Burton is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.|
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