MARTIN A. CONNOLLY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Martin Connolly '53

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: September 1, 1955

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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.

He is not listed in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1955 for some reason.


Class of 1953

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