From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Newnham '53

Date of birth: March 6, 1931

Date of death: April 12, 1956

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Richard was lost on April 12, 1956 when his F9F Panther crashed near Naval Air Station Miramar, California. He was a member of Composite Squadron (VC) 61.

He was survived by his parents, Richard and Alice (Bond), his wife, Virginia, and 7-month-old twins.

Richard is buried in California.

His first duty station was USS Bennington (CVA 20). (Information from July 1953 issue of Shipmate.) He earned his wings at Corpus Christi in 1955.

Class of 1953

Richard is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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