THOMAS L. SHEETS, 1LT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Sheets '51

Date of birth: March 29, 1927

Date of death: March 31, 1953

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Thomas enlisted in the United States Army on 21 June 1945. He later attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1951. He then served in the United States Air Force. (This was before the Air Force had its own academy.) He was killed when his jet plane went down near Anchorage, Alaska.

He was flying a F-94 Starfire when he crashed on March 31, 1953; he is buried in Iowa.


Class of 1951

Thomas is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.