From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Roy Anderson '47

Date of birth: February 22, 1923

Date of death: December 18, 1950

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


From VP-931 Mishap page:

In the darkness of early morning,on 18 December 1950, P2V-3W BuNo. 124357 departed NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in response to a submarine alert off the coast of Washington. Shortly thereafter radio contact with the aircraft was lost. Search and rescue was initiated for a period of time without success and, consequently, the aircraft and crew were listed as missing. Approximately nine months later a Canadian aircraft, straying off course, found the wreckage on Mount McCreight near Campbell River, Vancouver Island. There were no survivors.

The crew members were:

  • Pilot - LT Lalonde M. Pinne
  • Co-Pilot - LT(jg) Roy T. Anderson
  • Co-Pilot - Ens James F. Morris
  • Navigator - Midshipman George B. Hogaboom
  • Plane Captain - ADC Walter W. Whitehead
  • 1st Radioman - ALC Milton E. Berquist
  • 2nd Radioman - AT2Robert C. Stockton
  • Radarman - Frederick J. Sinclair USNR
  • 1st Ordnanceman - AO1 Edward G. Lunn
  • Crewman - ATAN James F. Christiana
  • Photographer - AF3 Verl L. Hancock

Roy is buried in Michigan.

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Class of 1947

Roy is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.