From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Paul Forman '63

Date of birth: October 26, 1940

Date of death: August 24, 1965

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1963 Lucky Bag:


Paul was lost when his A-4 crashed in Southern California on August 24, 1965.

Other Information

From the October 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Forman, who was born in Borger, Tex., was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1963. He was assigned to Attack Squadron 15 until Nov. 1963, when he entered basic aviation training at Pensacola. In Sept. 1964 he entered advanced training and was designated a naval aviator on 9 Feb 1965. In June of this year he reported to VA-44 for training as a replacement pilot.

Survivors include his widow, Myra Kellane Forman; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C W. Forman of 14 Carrington St., Menzies Hotel, Sydney NSW, Australia, formerly of Borger, and a brother, Philip, of Borger.

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Paul was on a routine training flight when he crashed 56 miles west of Yuma in a restricted area near the Salton Sea, California. He ejected from the craft but was found dead on arrival of the search and rescue teams.

He was born at Phillips, moved to Cactus, attended school in Dumas, and graduated from Borger High School in 1959. F. A. L. A. ’57-’59. Library Club, Rec. Sec. Go to the Naval Academy. A few years before graduating, he wrote to Rep. Walter Rogers of his district and asked to be placed on the list for consideration to Annapolis as a 1959 candidate. He received word In June 1959 of his appointment.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1963

Paul is one of 29 members of the Class of 1963 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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