DAVID R. THORNHILL, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Thornhill '48

Date of birth: November 9, 1925

Date of death: May 26, 1954

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:

1948-B 6th Company

Loss

David was one of the 103 officers and crew of USS Bennington (CVA 20) lost when a catapult exploded on May 26, 1954. Unable to any other information about his life or loss, including if he was ship's company or attached to an embarked squadron.

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Don Stephens '48 was also in 6th Company.


Class of 1948

David is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.