GORDON H. FARMER, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Gordon Farmer '48

Date of birth: August 27, 1923

Date of death: March 6, 1954

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From SHIPMATE article of September 2017:

I believe Gordon Farmer 18th Co (deceased 3/6/54) was one of the first classmates to be killed after getting his wings. I think he was flying a McDonald F-2H-3 off the Essex (CVA-9) in the Pacific on 6 March, 1954. He was killed on the upwind turn of the landing pattern. There is little room for error and less time to react to an emergency at that low altitude and air speed. Frank Boushee '48

He was survived by his wife, Rita, and son. (Information from May 1954 issue of SHIPMATE.)


Class of 1948

Gordon is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.