NORRIS M. TOLLEFSON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Norris Tollefson '51

Date of birth: February 19, 1927

Date of death: May 26, 1963

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Redlands Daily Facts of Redlands, California, on May 27, 1963:

The four-man crew of an S2F tracer plane from the aircraft carrier Kearsarge was missing and presumed dead today, the commander of Air Force Pacific Fleet said. The plane crashed during antisubmarine warfare exercises about 150 miles south of Honolulu Sunday. The crew members were Lt. Cmdr. Norris M. Tollefson of Imperial Beach, the pilot; Lt. (j.g.) Richard E. Harrington, of Saratoga, the co-pilot; PO 1/C Ernest H. Gunther, of Imperial Beach; and PO 2/C. Ray Harold Hash, of Chula Vista.

The date of the crash was May 26, 1963. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1951

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