From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wallace Mechling '57

Date of birth: September 2, 1935

Date of death: January 13, 1962

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Bruce was lost when the A-3 Skywarrior he was piloting crashed on a mountain in central Luzon, Philippines, on January 13, 1962. He was flying from USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) and is buried in California. The copilot and crewman aboard were also lost.


His father was commanding officer of the NROTC unit at the University of Oklahoma in 1955.

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Kurt Gareiss '57, William Weaver '57, and Richard Hartman '57 were also members of 6th Company.

Class of 1957

Wallace is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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