From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Howard Mather '46

Date of birth: June 23, 1923

Date of death: August 19, 1953

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


Howard was lost when the N3N training plane he was piloting crashed "about a mile south of the east end of the Bay bridge" on August 19, 1953. He had a midshipman aboard who escaped with minor injuries.

Unable to find a burial location.

He was survived by his wife, Mary, and son, Tommy, age 6. (Information from October 1953 issue of Shipmate.)

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John Paul '46, Henry Graefe '46, and Brooke Montgomery '46 were also members of 7th Company.

Class of 1946

Howard is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 on Virtual Memorial Hall.