JO A. HUMES, LCDR, USN
Jo Humes '45
Date of birth: January 22, 1923
Date of death: April 12, 1956
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
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. He was survived by his wife, Evelyn Sahm Humes, and their three children.
Robert Reynolds '45 was also in 19th Company.