JOHN P. MANFREDI, LCDR, USN
John Manfredi '52
Date of birth: September 27, 1928
Date of death: November 26, 1965
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
From an email from Jerrold "Zack" Zacharias on 2017.05.04:
John Manfredi was in an F-4 Phantom squadron on Forrestal and they were scheduled to do some night intercept work with one of the destroyers. I was the Air Wing Operations officer at the time and John had some concerns about the operation. So we had a meeting the afternoon before the flight to cover the procedures and any questions that John had. He was catapulted off the forward cat that evening and it appeared that he over-rotated the aircraft on launch, it stalled, flipped upside down and hit the water inverted in front of the ship. John Manfredi's wife and kids were over in the Med at the time and we had to notify them that John had been lost. That was a tough one.
He graduated the Naval War College in June 1963.