From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

C-133 September 22, 1963

22 Sep 63. C-133A 562002. Overwater, 28 minutes after takeoff from Dover AFB, DE. Disappeared from radar near SHAD intersection (37° 43’ N 73° W). Ten crew lost. No floating wreckage or location of sunken wreckage. No cause determined. Crew included: CPT Dudley J. Connolly, Jr. (AC), MAJ George V. Stricklin (CP), 1LT Walter J. Stewart III (2nd P), 1LT Jerold D. Kopp, 1LT Robert J. Wibbels and 1LT Theodore R. McDaniels, Jr. (N), MSG Raymond P. Knott and TSG Elwood M. Griffith (FET), SSG Carl McClung (LM) and AIC Paul R. Ruehl (Asst Crew Chief).

1st Air Transport Squadron, based at Dover.

Shipmate 1964.1: name '55 only, "deceased"


  • Navy 1957 - confirmed DoB, 1310, LTjg since 12/3/56
  • Navy 1958 - LTjg
  • Navy 1959 - LTjg
  • Not in Navy 1960
  • Not in Navy 1961
  • Not in AF 1961
  • Not in AF 1962
  • Not in AF 1963 (alphabetical or deaths)
  • Not in AF 1964 (alphabetical or deaths)

WJS, II: , Class of '31 Their son Walter Jones "Jay" Stewart III, an Air Force captain and pilot, died in 1963 when his plane went down in the Atlantic during a training mission.