From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Percy Williams, Jr. '55

Date of birth: October 9, 1932

Date of death: February 21, 1959

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1955 Lucky Bag:


Percy was lost on February 21, 1959 when his "jet fighter plane" crashed into the Mediterranean immediately after launching from USS Intrepid (CV 11). He was piloting a Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (Bureau #141779) with Fighter Squadron (VF) 33.

Percy was survived by his parents, "Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Williams" of Bridgeview, NJ, his wife, Jane Leontine Raby Williams, of Pensacola, FL, and his two children John Raby Williams and Marion Louise Williams Carlson. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.


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Class of 1955

Percy is one of 34 members of the Class of 1955 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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