HOWARD A. MATHER, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Date of death:||August 19, 1953|
From the 1946 Lucky Bag:
Howard Andrew Mather
Trenton, New Jersey
What "Howie'" lacked in height he made up in energy. Plebe year found him wearing Math stars, lolling about the exclusive E. D. Club's shed, sporting soccer numerals, and being chased by irate Texans, goaded on by "Hams'" staunch stand for Jersey. First-class year he traded in plebe numerals for varsity, and Math stars for a yawl command on the breezy Chesapeake. When not working on the Lucky Bag as printing editor or beating the Executive Department out of a frap, "Howie" was holding his hand at the latest "Board of Directors" or enjoying life in general.
The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
Howard was lost when the plane he was piloting crashed "about a mile south of the east end of the Bay bridge" on August 19, 1953. The midshipman riding escaped with minor injuries.
Unable to find a burial location.
|Class of 1946|
|Howard is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.|
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