JAMES D. WATKINS, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Watkins '77

Date of birth: September 3, 1955

Date of death: September 11, 1980

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1977 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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.


Class of 1977

James is one of 16 members of the Class of 1977 in Memorial Hall.