From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jerold Weaver '53

Date of birth: September 8, 1931

Date of death: June 27, 1956

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Jerold was lost on June 27, 1956 when his "blazing Navy jet fighter plane crashed into the Chief Petty Officers' Club at Miramar Naval Air Station." He was piloting a F7U Cutlass with Attack Squadron (VA) 116.


From Find A Grave:

From his boyhood best friend Joseph Irwin: He is well remembered by his High School class of 1948 as a terrific piano player who would always draw a crowd when he would play "Flight of the Bumblebee " by ear. A squared-away, 4.0 x 4.0 guy that we knew he would go far in anything he would engage in

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

“Jerry” graduated from Fort Smith Senior High School in 1948. Junior Council, Senior Council, Student Council, Usher, Laboratory Assistant, Latin Club President. Class Prophecy: Jerry Weaver, greatest comedian since Bob Hope, recently employed Charlie “Trigonometry” Jones to make out his income tax for 1958. His friend Joe Irwin was voted the “Wittiest Boy.”

He was survived by his parents and at least one brother, William. He is buried in Arkansas.


Class of 1953

Jerold is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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