BURTON F. HAKER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Burton Haker '40

Date of birth: May 30, 1917

Date of death: August 19, 1948

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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.

The November 1948 issue of Shipmate adds that that the crash was in the Atlantic area but gives no other information.


Class of 1940

Burton is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.