NORMAN ST. AMAND, CAPT, USMC
Norman St. Amand '59
Date of birth: May 16, 1937
Date of death: May 2, 1965
From the 1959 Lucky Bag:
From Nashua Telegraph on May 3, 1965:
DERRY, N. H. (AP) - Two Marine Corps officers were killed Sunday when a T-28 single engine jet trainer crashed into a wooded hillside and burned just north of the Massachusetts-New Hampshire line. They were Capt. Norman St. Amand, 27, of Quantico, Va., and Capt. Redmomd R. Jensen, 32; of Chicago, both stationed at the Quantico Marine base in Virginia. Witnesses said the jet circled above Derry, then lost altitude, skimmed across Big Island Pond and flipped over. Careening upside down, it cut a 50-yard swath through tall pine trees and then struck the hillside. The bodies were identified by St. Amand's brother, Clarence of Derry, who said the two Marine captains had flown over his house moments before the crash. Col. Gardner Mills of nearby Grenier Air Force Base in Manchester said the men had flown there Saturday from Quantico, logging flying time, and were headed for Stewart Air Force Base in upstate New York. From there, they were to have returned to Quantico.
Redmond Jensen '57 was the other pilot lost in this crash.