CYRUS S. RADFORD, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Cyrus Radford, Jr. '40

Date of birth: October 19, 1917

Date of death: April 4, 1946

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Cy was lost on April 4, 1946 in an "Aircraft Operational Bomb Accident Culebra, Puerto Rico." The June 1946 issue of Shipmate explains he was killed as a result of a bomb striking an observation post.

Note

Cy was son of a former Quartermaster of the Marine Corps. Find A Grave also links to a man allegedly his son… but the son would have been born when Cy was 12. Can't find any record of Cy's wartime record or details of his loss.


Class of 1940

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