JO A. HUMES, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jo Humes '45

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: April 12, 1956

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From At the Helm of USS America: The Aircraft Carrier and Its 23 Commanders:

In late 1955, Lt. Cdr. Joe Humes, the Ops Officer for VF-21, while recovering aboard Forrestal, just ahead of me, had a wire part. The cable wrapped around his tailhook, snapping his Fury inverted on the deck. Joe was killed instantly. His Fury slid up the deck and off into the water and disappeared. Capt. Donald D. Engen

This accident occurred on April 12, 1956 off the coast of Virginia.

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Class of 1945

Jo is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.