From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph Baurichter '51

Date of birth: September 15, 1927

Date of death: July 10, 1953

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Columbus Evening Republican
July 15, 1953

Funeral Services Saturday At Baltimore for Former Local Man.

The body of a former Columbus man, Ralph Baurichter, was recovered Monday from the wreckage of a B-29 bomber which crashed last week near Savannah, Ga. Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday at Baltimore, Md.

Baurichter had previously been listed as "missing" along with nine other air force men. There were no survivors. Wreckage of the plane was located Saturday by helicopter.

He and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baurichter, moved to Arkansas from here about 10 years ago. The parents now live in Clarksville, Ark.

Also surviving is the widow, the former Miss Nancy Callahan of Baltimore, and his grandfather, John Steinker of Clarksville.

He attended Columbus high school for two years. An aunt, Mrs. Eleanor Baurichter, lives at 723 Third Street.

He is buried in Maryland.

Class of 1951

Ralph is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

The "category" links below lead to lists of related Honorees; use them to explore further the service and sacrifice of the alumni in Memorial Hall.