SILAS C. HART, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Silas Hart, Jr. '50

Date of birth: December 2, 1927

Date of death: January 2, 1953

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Si attended one year at VMI before entering the Academy. After graduation he served as assistant navigator aboard USSSalem. Following flight training at Pensacola and Corpus Christi, he was assigned to VC-4 at Atlantic City flying night missions in F4U Corsairs. He was killed making an instrument approach to the Naval Air Station, Atlantic City, NJ, on a flight from Key West, FL

Si is buried in Kentucky.

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Class of 1950

Silas is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.