WALTER B. SHAW, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Shaw, Jr. '54

Date of birth: September 1, 1931

Date of death: August 24, 1959

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1954 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From USS Independence:

Pilot of the First F8U-1 launched from USS Independence. Lost due to cold cat shot. Accident occurred during shakedown, 1959.

Walt was piloting F8U-1E #145465; the crash was August 24, 1959.


Class of 1954

Walter is one of 38 members of the Class of 1954 in Memorial Hall.