From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Lumsden '69

Date of birth: September 12, 1947

Date of death: November 20, 1974

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1969 Lucky Bag:


From The Capital (Annapolis) on November 22, 1974:

Severna Park pilot dies in Navy jet crash'

A Navy pilot from Severna Park was killed Wednesday when his jet crashed during night landing practice near the Pugent Sound, Wash. Lt David M. Lumsden, 27, was piloting a Grumman Intruder jet for the first time in a new squadron stationed at Wbidby Island Naval Air Station when the accident occurred. A second officer, Cmdr. Sheldon Hurbitiz is missing following the crash, and is presumed dead. According to a Navy officer, Lumsden had just joined the VA-95 squadron on Wednesday after having been retrained to pilot the Grumman jet at a training squadron on the base. On Wednesday night be borrowed some flight gear and began practicing landings with Cmdr. Hurbitz.

(There is more to the story, but the optical character recognition breaks down quickly.)

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1969

David is one of 17 members of the Class of 1969 in Memorial Hall.