GILBERT J. KIRK, JR., LCDR, USN
Gilbert Kirk, Jr. '49
Date of birth: April 19, 1926
Date of death: October 12, 1961
From the 1949 Lucky Bag:
Unable to find any definitive information about Gil's loss. Class of 1949 History gives only "A/C BNR S. China Sea". Suspect he was flying F3H-2 BuNo 143426, which was written off on October 12, 1961. That aircraft was assigned to Fighter Squadron (VF) 213, which was on a deployment to the western Pacific in late 1961.
Gil has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
He survived an ejection from his F-3 Demon on July 22, 1960, parachuting into water before being rescued by a helicopter.