From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Perky '51

Date of birth: July 9, 1927

Date of death: October 11, 1957

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Jim was lost when the B-47 Stratojet he was aircraft commander of crashed on takeoff from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana on October 11, 1957. Three others aboard were also killed.

He was the aircraft commander and was survived by his wife, Martha. (Information from December 1957 issue of Shipmate.) He was also survived by his parents and is buried in Oklahoma.

Class of 1951

James is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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