From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Chambers '50

Date of birth: March 28, 1928

Date of death: August 25, 1969

Age: 41

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:


John's portrait as Commanding Officer, Fighter Squadron (VF) 151, USS Constellation cruise book 1966

From USNA 1950:

Highly decorated in the Korean and Viet Nam wars, Commander Chambers was to take command of Attack Carrier Air Wing 9 at Lemoore, CA, when killed at sea flying an F-4 phantom jet fighter off San Diego, CA.

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

Distinguished Flying Cross & Bronze Star

Unable to find the citations for his two Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Bronze Stars engraved on his memory marker. He was also awarded the Purple Heart prior to his loss.


John was commanding officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 151 from April 9, 1966 to March 1967. During this time the squadron was heavily engaged in the Vietnam War, operating from USS Constellation (CVA 64).

Class of 1950

John is one of 36 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.