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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 4, 1927
Date of death: March 29, 1954
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1951 Entstrasser LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

John Jay Entstrasser, Jr.

Hicksville, New York

Affectionately known as the "Big E" . . . hails from Hicksville down Long Island way, but it's not held against him . . . pride of the home town . . . makes the paper every week . . . came from the fleet and is striking for a set of golden wings . . . his baritone voice is heard in the choir every Sunday . . . and off key in the shower every day . . . president of ye radiator squad when not indulging in company basketball and cross country ... a submariner who loved the A & B tests . . . greatest pleasures—eating and dragging . . . "Now what is her name?" . . . wingman of the flying squadron every Saturday night ... a thirty year man, so he has our best wishes for a blue and gold career.


Though the description of his loss on Find A Grave says he was practicing maneuvers in Virginia, contemporary newspaper reports say that John was lost when his AD-4 Skyraider crashed on approach to NAS Jacksonville, FL. He was survived by his wife and his two-month-old son.

The date of the crash was March 29, 1954. He is buried in New York.

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Class of 1951
John is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.
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