From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Stewart, III '55

Date of birth: March 3, 1932

Date of death: September 22, 1963

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1955 Lucky Bag:


"Jay" was lost on September 22, 1963 when the C-133A he was aboard crashed shortly after taking off from Dover AFB, Delaware. He was the "2nd pilot" and was a member of the 1st Air Transport Squadron.

Other Information

Prior to the Naval Academy he had been an enlisted sailor; his appointment was from "Naval Reserve" and his "pay entry date" was earlier than that of his classmates. It's unclear when he left the Navy for the Air Force; he was listed as a naval aviator (LTjg) in the Navy Registers from 1957, 1958, and 1959. He is not listed in the 1960 edition.

From researcher Kathy Franz: "His father was Captain Walter Stewart, Jr. (’31), mother Audrey, wife Ann, and daughter Linda."

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.


Memorial Hall Error

Walter Jones "Jay" Stewart, III, is listed in Memorial Hall as a LTjg, USN. He was a Captain in the Air Force.

Class of 1955

Walter is one of 34 members of the Class of 1955 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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