MELVIN G. SHIMER, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Melvin Shimer '51

Date of birth: November 5, 1926

Date of death: September 18, 1958

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Mel was lost when the Beachcraft aircraft he was flying crashed off the coast of Monterey, California, on September 18, 1958. Two others aboard were also lost.

He was a student in the Postgraduate School and "was on a routine training flight." He was survived by his parents. (Information from November 1958 issue of SHIPMATE.) He has a memory marker in Missouri.


Class of 1951

Melvin is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.