HARRY A. LACKEY, II, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1930
Date of death: May 18, 1960
Age: ~29

Lucky Bag

1952 Lackey LB.jpg

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Harry Alfred Lackey, II

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Harry "The Bear" Lackey. It seems that nickname is here to stay and if you know Harry, you can see why. Harry came to Navy from Carlisle, Pennsylvania; while there, as during his days at the Academy, he was very much interested in football. No matter how conscientious Harry was about his studies, a better guy to pitch a liberty with couldn't be found. Just because he always has about five or six girls at once, you can't say he was eager, for the "Bear" would help a friend out on any occasion. He won't admit it, but his favorite food is dried prunes. Because of his ability for making friends, we should hear more of Harry in the future.

He was also a member of the 4th Company staff (2nd set).

Loss

From The Indianapolis Star on May 19, 1960

Jet Ditches, Killing Two Near Cape Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) A Navy twin-jet plane practicing routine landings crashed into the Banana River near here yesterday, killing two and probably all three crew members. The craft, a Navy A3D based at the Sanford Naval Air Station Fla., plunged into the river just west of Patrick Air Force Base 19 miles south of this missile testing center. By late afternoon, two bodies had been recovered and the Air Force said the third man was "presumed dead." Several small boats and a helicopter searched the river for the third victim. The three men were identified as: Pilot Lt. Harry A. Lackey II, husband of Mrs. Betty B. Lackey, 115 Oakland Drive, Sanford. Instructor Pilot Lt. (JG) Louis M. Beverly, husband of Mrs. Norma Jean Beverly, 615 Briar Cliff, Sanford. Aviation Mechanic 2C Glen A. Limbert, husband of Mrs. Joan M. Limbert, 1700 Magnolia, Sanford.

The date of the crash was May 18, 1960. He is buried in Pennsylvania.

Family

His wife survived him. He is buried near his infant son, Harry Alfred Lackey III.


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Class of 1952
Harry is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.
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