From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Horatio Sickel, V '44

Date of birth: October 20, 1921

Date of death: July 13, 1956

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Horatio was lost when his FJ-3 Fury crashed near NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on July 13, 1956. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From Army At Wounded Knee:

Thanks for this well written article. CAPT HGS, IV was not a pilot but rather Surface Navy. He was killed off Funi Futi Island while a passenger in a Navy transport plane. My Uncle Bud, HGS, V was indeed a Navy Test Pilot killed in 1956. His brother and my father, John A (Jack) Sickel was also a USNA grad and Navy Test pilot. The name HGS is still carried to this day, at least in part. My son’s Name is Ryan Gates Sickel, his mother nixed Horatio..He served in the US Army in Iraq. John A Sickel, Jr, November 30, 2016


Horatio Sickel, IV '20, his father, is also in Memorial Hall.

Class of 1944

Horatio is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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