From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Grover Windham, Jr. '43

Date of birth: January 6, 1921

Date of death: September 26, 1955

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


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From Find A Grave:

Grover B. Windham graduated from the US Naval Academy with the class of 1943. Due to WWII, the class graduated a full year early, in June, 1942. His home of record at the time was Fairfield, Alabama.

He served throughout WWII and eventually went into Naval Aviation. In 1955, he was part of the group known as "Hurricane Hunters" and in command of the 9 man crew of the plane known as "Snowcloud Five". On 26 September of that year, the plane was lost, while tracking Category Five Hurricane Janet. LCDR Windham had been based at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. He was survived by a wife and two children.

He was in command of a P2V-3W Neptune. More details about the loss are in this articleat Weatherwise.

Class of 1943

Grover is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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