From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Liebhauser '42

Date of birth: February 19, 1921

Date of death: June 5, 1956

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Charles was lost on June 5, 1956 in the North Atlantic "in a plane crash at sea." (Information from Register of Alumni and November 1956 issue of Shipmate.)

Charles wrote an article titled "CAPITAL SHIP FOR AN AIR NAVY;" it included this as an introduction: From VP Navy:

COMMANDER LIEBHAUSER lost his life in the crash of his plane while he was serving with Anti-Submarine Squadron 39 (VS-39) in 1956. He had graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in the Class of 1942, served in the Wichita in World War II, in the Onslow in the Korean fighting, attended the Armed Forces Staff College, and instructed at the U. S. Naval Academy.

He was survived by his wife and his sister.


He was an instructor in the Department of Marine Engineering at the Naval Academy in 1954 and 1955.

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Glenn Wilson '53 was also lost in this crash.

Class of 1942

Charles is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.