JAMES D. WATKINS, LTJG, USN
James Watkins '77
Date of birth: September 3, 1955
Date of death: September 11, 1980
From the 1977 Lucky Bag:
From China Lake Alumni:
Lt(jg). James David Watkins was killed when his plane crashed SW of Darwin in the northern Coso range area within NWC boundaries while on a routine practice bombing mission using inert practice ordnance.
The crash occurred on September 11, 1980; he was flying an A-7E and was serving with Attack Squadron (VA) 195. His home of record was Chula Vista, CA.