From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Mark Pohlmeyer '79

Date of birth: December 27, 1956

Date of death: May 6, 1986

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1979 Lucky Bag:


Mark was lost when his A-7 Corsair II, of Attack Squadron (VA) 22, collided with another A-7 on May 6, 1986 over the Pacific Ocean. He was on a training mission out of Lemore Naval Air Station; the other pilot was also killed.

From the July/August 1986 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Mark R. Pohlmeyer died on 6 May 1986 while on a training flight from NAS Lemoore, California. He had been an Instructor Pilot with Attack Squadron 122 since April 1985.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was appointed to the Naval Academy from that state and graduated with the Class of 1979 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He entered flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator on 24 April 1981.

Lt. Pohlmeyer's Navy duty included tours with VT-3, TW5 at NAS Whiting Field from October 1979 until May 1980 and VT-26/VT-25, TW3 at NAS Chase Field from May 1980 to April 1981. He then reported to VA-122 as a Fleet Replacement Pilot where he remained until April of 1982. He reported to VA-22 for a three-year tour as a Fleet Pilot before returning to VA-122.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Pohlmeyer of 900 Bockstoce Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.; his brother Jack M. Pohlmeyer '73 of Hanover Park, Ill.; and his twin brother Lt. Paul E. Pohlmeyer USN '79 of VA-127 at NAS Lemoore, Calif.

Class of 1979

Mark is one of 15 members of the Class of 1979 on Virtual Memorial Hall.