From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Orville Everhart, Jr. '45

Date of birth: December 13, 1920

Date of death: January 28, 1953

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


From VP Navy:

On 28 January 1953, four officers and six crewmen, flying in VP-9 P4Y BUNO: 59937, were lost while making an approach to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. There were no survivors and the wreckage on Black Peak, WA, was not found until snow melted in April.

The plane commander was LT(jg) Leland R. Stegmerten and the co-pilot LT(jg) David Jarvis. They were transporting the Commander of FAW-6, CAPT Julian David (Judy) Greer (USNA-1927) and a member of his staff, LT(jg) O.C. Everhart, from NAS Alameda, California to attend a meeting at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Crew members were: ADC C.C. Longacre, AT1 T.W. Huffman, AO3 J.A. Kerrigan, AO3 J.L. McDonnell, AD3 H.L. Ziemba and ADAN T.J. Whitehead..." Contributed by BAUR, Fred G. fgbaur@aol.com [14NOV2010]

Orville is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1945

Orville is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.