HOWARD L. TERRY, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Howard Terry '42

Date of birth: September 15, 1920

Date of death: March 18, 1953

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss & Remembrance

From the May 1953 issue of SHIPMATE:

The Navy and the Class of 1942 suffered a great loss on March 18 when Lt. Cdr. HOWARD L. TERRY was killed in an aircraft crash near NAS Atlantic City. Howie was flying an F3D twin-jet aircraft on a night-intercept training hop. The weather was overcast and it was raining. Shortly after takeoff, a fire or power loss forced an immediate emergency landing. The plane crashed, wings level, in a wooded area only two miles off the field. Both the pilot and the radar operator were killed on impact.

Howie was the leader of a carrier night-fighter team which was preparing for Korean duty. He will always be remembered for his friendly Arkansas drawl, his imperturbable disposition, and his limitless enthusiasm for sports of all kinds.

Howie is survived by his mother, Mrs. George Terry of Batesville, Ark.; a brother, and two sisters as well as by his widow, Fannie Laura, and a son, Howard.

He is buried in Arkansas.


Class of 1942

Howard is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.