HARALD ANDERSEN, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harald Andersen '67

Date of birth: January 28, 1944

Date of death: December 3, 1977

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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.


Class of 1967

Harald is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 in Memorial Hall.