From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Dennis O'Malley '72

Date of birth: 1951

Date of death: May 15, 1977

Age: ~25

Lucky Bag

From the 1972 Lucky Bag:


From The Bee (Danville, VA) on May 18, 1977:

Two Navy Fliers Presumed Dead NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two Navy officers aboard an F4 Phantom jet that crashed Sunday during a NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea are presumed dead, the Navy says. A Navy spokesman said Tuesday an unsuccessful air and sea search for the missing crewmen was called off about 24 hours after the accident. The two were identified as the aircraft's pilot, Lt. Brian D. Hurst, and its radar intercept officer, Lt. Dennis P. O'Mailey, both of Virginia Beach. Both officers were attached to Fighter Squadron 102, based at the Oceana, Va., Naval Air Station.

The date of the crash was May 15, 1977. (Note: The 1977 history of Fighter Squadron 102 places accident in April; believe this is a typo. F-4 ejections/losses site doesn't have a matching entry for either date.)

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Brian Hurst '71 was the pilot of the aircraft.

Richard Been '72 was also in 33rd Company.

Class of 1972

Dennis is one of 13 members of the Class of 1972 in Memorial Hall.