JAMES F. WILEY, LT, USN
James Wiley '54
Date of birth: August 21, 1932
Date of death: February 22, 1959
From the 1954 Lucky Bag:
Jim was lost when his F2H-4 Banshee crashed near NAS Moffett Field, California on February 22, 1959. He was ferrying one of two aircraft in rain and fog.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
James graduated from Sullivan High School in 1950. “Sitting on Top of the World.” Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; School store 2, mgr. 3, 4; Swimming 1, 2; Basketball team 3, 4; Letterman 2, 3, 4; Masque and Gavel.
Appointed to the Naval Academy by Rep. Jonas (R., 13th), James played basketball and intramural football, swam for both varsity and plebe teams, and was manager of the intramural swimming team.
Photos of the crash site are on Flickr, and a video of a hike to and around the crash site is posted on YouTube.