JACK P. DESHAZO, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack DeShazo '25

Date of birth: May 6, 1901

Date of death: August 27, 1930

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:


Life & Loss

The September 5, 1930 Salt Lake Tribune (UT) reported that he was killed while flying at the national air races in Chicago with the Fifth Naval Air Squadron, or "Red Rippers". The squadron chief, Lt. Commander J.H. Chapman, stated in the article that Deshazo "barrel-rolled at the end of the race and didn't come out of the roll. He was a good flier." The date of the crash was August 27, 1930. (The "Fifth Naval Air Squadron" is Fighting Squadron (VF) 5B.)

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3432 on December 8, 1928. In the April 1, 1930 Navy Directory he is listed as a member of Bombing Squadron (VB) 1B, stationed aboard USS Lexington (CV 2).


Class of 1925

Jack is one of 30 members of the Class of 1925 in Memorial Hall.