From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Entstrasser, Jr. '51

Date of birth: November 4, 1927

Date of death: March 29, 1954

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


John was lost when his AD-4 Skyraider crashed on approach to NAS Jacksonville, Florida on March 29, 1954.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

He was assigned to Carrier Air Group No. 1 at Cecil Field near Jacksonville.

In February 1946, John was drafted and left with the Selective Service Board 331 from Troy, New York.

He and his wife were married in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore in May 1952.

He was survived by his wife, Audrey, and his three-month-old son, John Jay III.

He is buried in New York.

Class of 1951

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

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