From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Shiverdecker '59

Date of birth: May 31, 1936

Date of death: August 23, 1971

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


From the November 1971 issue of Shipmate:

LCdr. David Kent Shiverdecker, USN, was killed in an aircraft accident near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md., on 23 August. Memorial services were held in the NAS, Patuxent Chapel 26 August; interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.

A native of Greenville, Oh., he attended the U. of Cincinnati a year before entering the Naval Academy. Following graduation in 1959 he completed flight training and won his wings in February 1961.

During the period 1961 to 1965 Cdr. Shiverdecker had Replacement Pilot training in VS-30 and then was attached to VS-36 and on the Staff of Carrier Anti-Submarine Group 58. In 1965 he began a three year tour at the Naval Plant Representative Office, Bethpage.

Following Replacement Pilot training in VA-42 in October 1968, he served with VA-176 as Weapons Officer and Maintenance Officer while flying A-6 "Intruder" aircraft. He next was assigned as a student Naval Test Pilot School. After graduation in June 1971 he was ordered to the Flight Test Division of the Naval Air Test Center and served as Operations/Maintenance Branch Head and a Carrier Suitability Project Pilot.

Surviving are his widow, Marcia, 321A Callahan Dr., Great Mills, MD 20634; a daughter, Elizabeth; his mother; a brother; and two sisters.

David was piloting a C-2 Greyhound at the time; the other pilot and a civilian engineer were also lost.

David is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1959

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