WALTER J. STEWART, III, CAPT, USAF

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:

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Loss

"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.

Career

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.



Class of 1955

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

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