From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Stephen Skomsky '49

Date of birth: October 30, 1925

Date of death: November 10, 1952

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


From Honor States:

… Lieutenant Junior Grade Skomsky was a pilot of a Hellcat fighter based at the Naval Air Station Boca Chica, Florida. On November 10, 1952, he was flying over the Strait of Florda in the Atlantic Ocean, when his aircraft disappeared.

Early Career

In The Sunday Press of Binghamton, NY, on December 16, 1951, there is an article on Stephen finishing carrier qualifications and transferring to Corpus Christi to finish "advanced training." It mentions he served aboard USS Union (AKA 106) before beginning pilot training.

Class of 1949

Stephen is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.