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:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Richard's life or loss aside from "Killed in aircraft accident at NAS Miramar, California." (Information from both Find A Grave and the Register of Alumni.) He earned his wings at Corpus Christi in 1995.

He was survived by his parents, Richard and Alice (Bond). (It also seems he was survived by a wife and two daughters.)

Richard is buried in California.

His first duty station was USS Bennington (CVA 20). (Information from July 1953 issue of Shipmate.)

Class of 1953

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