JON E. SURRATT, LT, USNR

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jon Surratt '60

Date of birth: January 1, 1935

Date of death: February 11, 1969

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


Jon was lost on February 11, 1969 when the SP-2E patrol bomber he was aboard crashed in the Santa Ana mountains shortly after taking off from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California. All aboard were lost; they had been in the area for two weeks of antisubmarine training. All were members of "Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron 64E2", based at Twin Cities Naval Station, Minnesota. (Note: unable to find any other mention of this squadron. The aircraft, BuNo 131487, was assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 62.)

He is buried in Minnesota, and was survived by his wife, "Carole Southall Surratt, three sons Michael, Roger and Jack, and one daughter Leslie." (Information from May 1969 issue of SHIPMATE.)

Other

The daughter of one of the other crewmen aboard posted a video of a visit to the crash site in 2012.


Class of 1960

Jon is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 in Memorial Hall.