JOHN C. FRIEND, CAPT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Friend '49

Date of birth: July 31, 1927

Date of death: July 24, 1955

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was killed in a mid-air collision over Alabama. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Other

From The Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Tuesday, February 19, 1952:

… Lt. John C. Friend of San Antonio, Texas, was credited with knocking down one Red plane in the clash.…

Memorials

John's name is on a memorial plate at SEC D ROW 9 SEAT 2 of Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.


Class of 1949

John is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 in Memorial Hall.