THOMAS A. RYAN, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Ryan '59

Date of birth: December 12, 1937

Date of death: May 16, 1961

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Tom was lost when his F3H Demon fighter crashed in Southern California on May 16, 1961. He was a member of Fighter Squadron (VF) 114.

There is an article about a 2010 Veterans Day hike to the crash site.


Class of 1959

Thomas is one of 32 members of the Class of 1959 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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