WALLACE B. MECHLING, LT, USN

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:


Loss

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.

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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 in Memorial Hall.