JOHN L. SWITZER, LCDR, USN
John Switzer '47
Date of birth: March 23, 1925
Date of death: November 22, 1959
From the 1947 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Lt. Cmdr. J. L. Switzer, USN, a designated Naval Aviator, died as result of an aircraft accident.
In 1948 married the former Miss Mary Carroll Brent, and they had three sons.
Switzer Road – In honor of Navy Lt. Cmdr. John L. Switzer who lost his life in an A4D-2N that exploded in midair in the Patuxent River, on 21 November 1959
In addition to his wife and sons, he was survived by his parents and sister. His father was a 1921 graduate who commanded two aircraft carriers in World War II and retired a Vice Admiral. His mother was the first woman named to the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Board, in 1992. His younger brother, Wendell Switzer, Jr. '53, was lost in a naval aviation accident in 1955.
His younger brother, Wendell Switzer, Jr. '53, was also lost in an aircraft accident.