JAMES F. WILEY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Wiley '54

Date of birth: August 21, 1932

Date of death: February 22, 1959

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1954 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Jim was lost when his F2H-4 Banshee crashed near NAS Moffett Field, California on February 22, 1959. As of 2013, wreckage from the aircraft was still in place; a video is posted.

He was survived by his wife and is a memory marker in California.

Other

The aircraft he was piloting was assigned to Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF) 214… except that VMF-214 was re-designated (as VMA-214) in 1958. The squadron shifted to new aircraft in January of 1959.


Class of 1954

James is one of 38 members of the Class of 1954 in Memorial Hall.