From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Martin Connolly '53

Date of birth: April 19, 1929

Date of death: September 1, 1955

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Martin was lost when the C-47 aircraft he was a passenger aboard crashed in Alaska on September 1, 1955; all seven aboard were killed. The wife of one of the passengers — the passenger aboard because he was a contractor to the Air Force — sued the Air Force on the basis that the crash was due entirely to pilot error. The case law has a detailed account of the crash.

He is buried in Pennsylvania.

Class of 1953

Martin is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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