PHILLIP S. HARWARD, CDR, USN
Phillip Harward '45
Date of birth: May 15, 1922
Date of death: January 27, 1961
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
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.