From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Marshall Lyttle, Jr. '42

Date of birth: March 12, 1921

Date of death: November 18, 1947

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


From Newport Mercury of Newport, Rhode Island, on November 21, 1947:

Identified by the navy as the victims In the two-plane crash off Block Island Tuesday were Lieutenant Commander Minuard F. Jennings, 32, of Westerly, and Lieutenant Commander Marshall J. Lyttle, 26, of Saginaw, Mich., commander and executive officer, respectively, of the flight. The two single-seater navy planes were operating out of Charlestown Navy Air Base, the Associated Press said, when they collided during maneuvers. Searchers found only scattered wreckage of the planes. Neither pilot apparently was able to ball out, the navy said.

The date of the accident was November 18, 1947; he was executive officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 10A.

The Battle Creek Enquirer on November 20, 1947 reported that he was survived by Stephen J. and Lena (Marshall) Lyttle of Saginaw; his father was the Saginaw senior high school principal.

Wartime Service

He was stationed aboard USS Isherwood (DD 520) as of March 1944.

Class of 1942

Marshall is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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