WALTER D. LEACH, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Leach, Jr. '24

Date of birth: June 10, 1902

Date of death: September 11, 1935

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Walter was lost "when plane he was piloting during gunnery exercise was completely wrecked and crashed into the sea ten miles northwest of La Jolla, California. Wreckage and body sank at once and were not recovered." He was a member of Bombing Squadron (VB) 5B, stationed at NAS San Diego.

He was survived by his wife, Virginia, who remarried.

Walter has a memory marker in California. He was survived by a son, Walter D. Leach III. (Second to last posting on the page.)


Class of 1924

Walter is one of 41 members of the Class of 1924 in Memorial Hall.