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:


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. (Corroborated by Shipmate.)

He was survived by his wife, Audrey, and his two-month-old son, John Jay III. (Information from May 1954 issue of Shipmate.)

The date of the crash was March 29, 1954. 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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