JACK C. RICHARDSON, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Richardson '19

Date of birth: June 18, 1897

Date of death: June 8, 1933

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1919 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1919 was graduated on June 6, 1918 due to World War I. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Lieut. Richardson of scouting squadron number 2 NAS, San Diego, was killed in the line of duty at the emergency landing field near Oceanside as the plane crashed having struck high tension wires during a landing attempt. Chief Machinist Mate Clarence Frank Glazener died at the same time.

Lieut. Richardson was a qualified pilot of both lighter and heavier than air craft and a qualified submarine commander.

He was survived by his wife Anna, and daughter Barbara.

Jack is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Jack was included in this photograph of the airship USS Los Angeles (ZR 3) circa 1928:

Standing (l to r): Chief Boatswain William A. Buckley; Lt. Jack C. Richardson, Navigator; Lt. James B. Carter, Watch Officer; Lt. J. Murray Thornton, Aerology and Watch Officer; Lt. J. Bruce Anderson, Aerology Officer; Ens. Emmett C. Thurman, Asst. Engineering Officer.
Seated (l to r): Lt. T. G. W. Settle, Engineering Officer; LCDR. Herbert V. Wiley, Executive Officer; LCDR Charles E. Rosendahl, Commanding Officer; Lt. Roland G. Mayer, First Lieutenant; Lt. Charles E. Bauch.

He was also aboard Graf Zeppelin as an official observer as that airship travelled on an around-the-world flight in 1929.

Other

Jack's widow sponsored USS Everglades (AD 24) in 1945.


Class of 1919

Jack is one of 11 members of the Class of 1919 in Memorial Hall.