PHILLIP S. HARWARD, CDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: May 15, 1922
Date of death: January 27, 1961
Age: 38

Lucky Bag

1945 Harward LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Phillip Sinclair Harward

Blackfoot, Idaho

The bane of Phil's existence for three years was the "system." Bucking the system cost him his weekends; losing those brought in a few more letters; and three letters in one mail landed him in the shower, at the hands of his three wives. A "football knee" that kept him in the hospital for six weeks Youngster year, combined with some exciting talks by naval flyers and "tin can" skippers from the Pacific theater, nearly turned Phil away to fulfill his desire of flying a "Hellcat." Riding the tail of the Flying Squadron and just beating the late bells were poor substitutes for his experiences on motorcycles and his dreams of flying, but that big ring cast the balance.

Battalion Football 4, 3; Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Crew, Captain 1; Reception Committee 3; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 1

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

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

Memorial Hall Error

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

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Class of 1945
Phillip is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.
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