NILE R. KRAFT, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Nile Kraft '69

Date of birth: April 28, 1947

Date of death: February 22, 1977

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1969 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Nile was killed when his A-4F Skyhawk flew into the ground during Blue Angels practice on February 22, 1977 near NAF El Centro, CA. He was piloting aircraft #6. Prior to joining the team he had flown 223 combat missions in Vietnam.


Class of 1969

Nile is one of 17 members of the Class of 1969 in Memorial Hall.