From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodore Tallmadge '53

Date of birth: October 17, 1931

Date of death: October 8, 1959

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


From Wikipedia:

A USAF Boeing B-47E-65-BW Stratojet, 51-5248, of the 307th Bomb Wing at Lincoln AFB, Nebraska, crashes during RATO take-off, killing instructor pilot Maj. Paul R. Ecelbarger, aircraft commander 1st Lt. Joseph R. Morrisey, and navigators Capt. Lucian W. Nowlin and Capt. Theodore Tallmadge.

The date of the crash was October 8, 1959. There is a more detailed account of the crash, as well as a post-crash photograph, at this site.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents. (Information from February 1960 issue of Shipmate.) He is buried in Ohio.


Ted's class ring is in the collection of the United States Naval Academy Museum.

Class of 1953

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