GERALD L. HAUSMANN, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Gerald Hausmann '64

Date of birth: November 27, 1940

Date of death: July 17, 1977

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1964 Lucky Bag:


Loss

1967: LTJG Gerald Hausmann inspects the damage to the wing of his Champions Skyhawk after he took a 37mm round in the starboard wing panel which left the pilot sized hole and knocked out the starboard aileron and flap. Naval Aviation News Photo. "I was there when this happened. This incident is what led to the air-frame change that allowed the transfer of fuel from the drop tanks without going into the wing. The A-3 brought him by the ship and he didn't unplug till more than half through the 180 turn. They told him he needed to catch the wire on the first pass or else. This picture was in my cruise book. I got out of the Navy in July 68 and went to work at the Naval Air rework Facility NAS Alameda. This plane was still in Emergency Repair when I went to work there in Sept 68." Randy Wilson VA-56 65-68

Jerry was lost when his A-7 crashed off Okinawa from USS Coal Sea (CV 43) on July 17, 1977.

He has a memorial marker in Texas.

Family

He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a brother. His wife passed away in 2011.


Class of 1964

Gerald is one of 25 members of the Class of 1964 on Virtual Memorial Hall.