JOHN F. NELSON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Nelson '28

Date of birth: January 30, 1907

Date of death: August 7, 1935

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1928 Lucky Bag:


Loss

John was lost on August 7, 1935, near Otay Mesa, California when the plane he was piloting went into a spin and crashed. The other man aboard was also killed.

John is not listed as a qualified naval aviator, though the 1935 Navy Directory has him stationed with Patrol Squadron (VP) 5F at Coco Solo, Canal Zone.


Class of 1928

John is one of 17 members of the Class of 1928 on Virtual Memorial Hall.