GEORGE A. WILDRIDGE, JR., LT, USN
George Wildridge, Jr. '69
Date of birth: March 19, 1947
Date of death: October 22, 1973
From the 1969 Lucky Bag:
From Together We Served:
Ltjg Wildridge was the copilot of an SH-3G helicopter assigned to HC-1 that crashed off MIDWAY's bow on take-off for an SAR mission. Him and two other crewmembers on board are killed. The helicopter was supposed to get underway to the crash site of two other MIDWAY aircraft that had a mid-air collision. Involved in the mid-air collision were an A-7A (VA-56) and an EA-6A (VMCJ-1).
Lost aboard the helicopter was Ltjg George A, Wildridge, Ltjg William J Bates, and ADJ1 Richard H. Hall.
The crash occurred on October 22, 1973.