PETER B. MACKEITH, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Peter Mackeith '51

Date of birth: May 16, 1928

Date of death: May 26, 1953

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From The Palm Beach Post:

Student Pilot Killed
KEY WEST, May 26 (UP) A Navy student pilot was killed in a routine training flight today when his Hellcat fighter crashed into the Atlantic, 50 miles west of here. Navy authorities identified the victim as Lt. Peter B. MacKeith, of Plainfield, N.J., 25. Neither the pilot nor the plane was recovered. An investigation team said Peters apparently lost control of the plane and crashed Into the water from 9,000 feet.

Unable to find a memory marker or burial site. He was survived by his wife. (Information from July 1953 issue of SHIPMATE.)


Class of 1951

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