From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Peter Maitland '55

Date of birth: February 10, 1932

Date of death: October 17, 1960

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1955 Lucky Bag:

1955 Maitland LB 2.jpg


From A-4 Skyhawk:

Pete Maitland got a cold cat into the water during the carrier quals of VMA 324. He was on a maint hop with 9400 # of fuel, The ship was launching 324 with no more than 7300#. They launched him at the lower weight and put him in the drink.

Pete was lost on October 17, 1960; he was operating from USS Coral Sea (CVA 43).

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Edward St. George '55 also graduated Bullis School in Potomac, MD.

Class of 1955

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