From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph Brown, Jr. '48

Date of birth: July 9, 1926

Date of death: March 4, 1952

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:

1948-B Boat Club Leadership


Ralph was lost on March 4, 1952 "in a flight accident over the Caribbean." He "participated in the Bermuda race after graduation" and then reported to USS Mindoro. Later, he "attended flight school at Pensacola." (Information from September 1954 issue of Shipmate.)

He has a memory marker in Washington, D.C.

His date of death was March 4, 1952, but there is no additional information in the Class of 1948 Operational Losses list or the May 1953 issue of Shipmate.

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Hubert Loheed '48 and Ian Fraser '48 were also all members of the Boat Club. Hubert was Commodore and Ian was Vice-Commodore.

Class of 1948

Ralph is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 on Virtual Memorial Hall.