GERALD B. CONNOR, LTCOL, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Gerald Connor '51

Date of birth: June 4, 1927

Date of death: November 13, 1967

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From The Daily Telegram of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on November 14, 1967:

Crash Kills Two Air Force Pilots LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Air Force pilots, including a much-decorated Vietnam veteran from Milwaukee, were killed Monday when their single-engine propeller plane crashed into a 5,000-foot mountain. The victims were Lt. Col. Gerald B. Connor, 40, Milwaukee, and Capt. George Burroughs, 47, Cauthron, Ark. Connor was commander of Detachment One of the Air Force special weapons center of Kirkland, Air Force Base, New Mexico. He was awarded eight air medals in Vietnam and was the holder of two Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Bronze Star. Connor was survived by his widow and one daughter.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The date of the accident was November 13, 1967.


Class of 1951

Gerald is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.