JACK E. LOPER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Loper '46

Date of birth: June 16, 1922

Date of death: January 6, 1958

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Jack was lost when the A-3D Skyraider he was piloting crashed shortly after a bad catapult shot from USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) on January 6, 1958, operating in the South China Sea (roughly 14° 15'N, 119° 3'E). His co-pilot and another crewman were also lost.

He is included in the detachment picture of Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 2 Det. M from the 1957-58 USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) WestPac Cruise Book.

He was survived by his wife, Mary, and three children, Douglas, Elaine, and Barbara. (Information from February 1958 issue of SHIPMATE.) Unable to find a memory marker.

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Class of 1946

Jack is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.