JOHN M. FRANKLIN, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Franklin '74

Date of birth: June 5, 1952

Date of death: November 20, 1979

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1974 Lucky Bag:


Loss

John was lost on November 20, 1979 while attempting to land aboard USS Independence (CV 61) in the Mediterranean Sea. His RIO was also killed. He was a member of Fighter Squadron (VF) 102.


Class of 1974

John is one of 8 members of the Class of 1974 on Virtual Memorial Hall.