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:


From Find A Grave:

A Naval Aviator, he was killed in an aircraft accident while flying a F-8 fighter from NAS North Island at Coronado, CA.

From his boyhood best friend Joseph Irwin: I read in our home town news that Jerry experienced a flameout over North Island and rather than endanger a housing area, he chose to ditch in the Ocean and did not survive. 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

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

Unlikely that the aircraft was a F-8; those aircraft did not enter Fleet service until 1957.

Class of 1953

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