HARALD ANDERSEN, LCDR, USN
Harald Andersen '67
Date of birth: January 28, 1944
Date of death: December 3, 1977
From the 1967 Lucky Bag:
From CVN 69 History:
An A-7E Corsair II, assigned to Attack Squadron (VA) 72, suffered a mechanical malfunction and crashed shortly after launching from catapult No. 4. Lt. Cmdr. Harold Andersen ejected and the ship launched a motor whaleboat, assisted by a Sikorsky SH-3D from HS-11, to recover him. The Sea King crew dropped a swimmer to retrieve the pilot, but Andersen apparently had become entangled in his parachute and drowned.
The crash occurred on December 3, 1977.