GORDON H. FARMER, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: March 6, 1954
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1948-A Lucky Bag:

1948 Farmer LB.jpg

Gordon "H." Farmer

Montebello, California

An ex-carpenter's mate in Torpron 3 aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the early months of the war, Gordon continued as an able sailor at the Academy aboard the "yatch" Freedom. He was also plenty active in crew and on the soccer team. And being a man of varied and numerous talents, he was an expert craftsman and officer in the Model Club and an all-around handy man with a pair of pliers or a pencil. He was often wielding his pencil on some cross-word puzzle. But the highlight of his Academy career was a double ring ceremony that June Week at the Ring Dance.

Gordon was on the crew team. He graduated with the class of 1948-A, the last of the wartime-accelerated classes, in June 1947. (The bottom half of the class by academic standing, designated 1948-B, completed an extra year and graduated in June 1948.)

Loss

According to the Class of 1948's memorial list, Gordon was lost in an "aircraft accident" on March 6, 1954. Aside from his name on on a list of personnel lost to air crashes, nothing else can be found on his life or loss. Can't find a record of a crash on or near that date that could have been Gordon.


Class Navigation

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