THOMAS J. BUCHANAN, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Buchanan, Jr. '43

Date of birth: August 7, 1920

Date of death: July 2, 1946

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Thomas was lost on July 2, 1946 when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed off the coast of Virginia while flying from NAS Norfolk. Another Corsair from the same squadron was lost on the same day.

He has a memory marker in Texas.


Class of 1943

Thomas is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.