JOHN L. SWITZER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Switzer '47

Date of birth: March 23, 1925

Date of death: November 22, 1959

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

Loss

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.

Memorial

From History of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland:

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

Family

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.

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His younger brother, Wendell Switzer, Jr. '53, was also lost in an aircraft accident.


Class of 1947

John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.