From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Whitney '62

Date of birth: May 13, 1938

Date of death: November 30, 1964

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1962 Lucky Bag:


Dick was lost when his A-1 Skyraider crashed near Fallon, NV on November 30, 1964.

From the February 1965 issue of Shipmate:

The crash of a prop-driven fighter bomber on the Nevada desert took the life of another of our classmates, Richard K. Whitney, who was killed on 30 Nov. while attached to VA-152. His plane crashed while he was checking on the condition of the pilot of another downed plane.

Dick was an excellent pilot who loved his work and was dedicated to his mission in the Navy. He was a true friend and a fine officer and his untimely passing will be mourned by us all.

He was not married, and is buried in California.

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Cyrus Roberts, IV '62 and Charles Fryer '62 were also members of the Lucky Bag staff.

Class of 1962

Richard is one of 30 members of the Class of 1962 on Virtual Memorial Hall.