PETER B. MACKEITH, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: May 26, 1953
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1951 Mackeith LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Peter Brabson Mackeith

Newark, New Jersey

His name could be Gaelic for fish . . . first saw the light of day in the "Hub of the Universe" . . . and has been extolling the wonders of New Jersey ever since . . . part fish . . . part bear . . . he can usually be found either in the pool or in his sack ... he likes to relax by listening to semi-classical music or by playing jaw-breaking games of water polo . . . friendly and coolheaded . . . he has yet to face the horrors of dragging two OAO's at the same time . . . he's fortunate . . . a life in the service . . . sports and fun all figure in this Scotsman's future ... it without a doubt will be an enjoyable and successful one.

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.


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