SHERWOOD E. GIFFORD, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Sherwood Gifford, Jr. '57

Date of birth: September 29, 1932

Date of death: February 27, 1961

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From A-4 Skyhawk:

February 27, 1961: Lt(jg) Sherwood E. Gifford perished in A4D-1 BuNo 142153 on a low level training flight at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He is buried in Alabama.

Other

Sherwood survived an ejection less than two weeks before his crash, on February 15, 1961.

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Class of 1957

Sherwood is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 in Memorial Hall.