THOMAS N. BAKKE, MAJ, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Bakke '52

Date of birth: February 27, 1926

Date of death: December 10, 1964

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Tom was lost when his B-57 crashed on takeoff from Patrick AFB, Florida, on December 10, 1964. The other crewman was also killed.

Tom is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his first wife, who died in 1960. He remarried and was survived by his wife and five children.

Other

Tom was an assistant coach at the US Air Force Academy from 1958-1961.

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Class of 1952

Thomas is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.