JEFFREY D. STANLEY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jeffrey Stanley '70

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: November 19, 1974

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1970 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Class of 1970 40th Reunion Book: A native of Lemoore, Californina, Jeff went Navy Air after graduation. Flying an A-4, Jeff was killed in a mid-air training accident near San Diego in November 1974. He left a wife, Sally, who was pregnant at the time.

From San Bernardino County Sun on November 22, 1974:

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The pilot son of a California mayor was given up for dead yesterday after his Navy jet and another collided 16,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. A search for Lt. Jeffrey D. Stanley, 26, by air and ship crews lasted 20 hours and covered 200 miles. Stanley, son of Mayor Lee Stanley of Lemoore, was alone in an A4C Skyhawk returning to Miramar Naval Air Station. The collision involved one of two F4J Phantom jets headed out for the Pacific Missile Range northwest of San Diego. Both occupants of the F4J ejected and were plucked from the water 35 miles from San Diego.

From Skyhawk Association:

Lt. Jeffery D. Stanley was missing after his A-4C BuNo 148553 collided mid-air with a F-4 Phantom over the Pacific, 35 miles from San Diego while enroute from Miramar to the Pacific Missile Test Center. F-4 Phantom pilot Lt. Russel Owen and RIO CWO Richmond Staples were rescued.


Class of 1970

Jeffrey is one of 20 members of the Class of 1970 in Memorial Hall.