PHILLIP S. HARWARD, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Phillip Harward '45

Date of birth: May 15, 1922

Date of death: January 27, 1961

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Phillip was lost when his A3D Skywarrior crashed near NAS Sanford, Florida on January 27, 1961; three others were also lost. He was survived by his wife, BernaDean; he is buried in Idaho.

From the March 1961 issue of SHIPMATE:

PHIL's many friends and classmates were deeply saddened to learn of his death in the crash of his A3D at Sanford, Fla., in Jan. Phil was a veteran A3D pilot, having flown the aircraft in atomic bomb tests in the Pacific in 1956. Upon completion of the tests he set a speed record with his non-stop flight from Honolulu to Albuquerque, N. M. He then went to the Heavy Attack program and had been stationed in Sanford, Fla., for the past 4 years. He had just received orders to the Naval Air Test Facility at NAS Lakehurst shortly before his fatal crash. Bernie and the 4 children will remain at their home at 108 Westwood Ct., Sanford, for the time being. Bernie plans to return to Idaho after the school year is ended.

Memorial Hall Error

Phillip's name is in Memorial Hall with only one L; his headstone, the Lucky Bag, and SHIPMATE have it spelled with two Ls.

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Class of 1945

Phillip is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.