WILBUR D. WRIGHT, CAPT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilbur Wright '58

Date of birth: June 19, 1935

Date of death: October 8, 1969

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1958 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From KSLA:

October 9, 1969 - A USAF B-52F-70-BW, 57-0172, of the 329th Bomb Squadron, crashed about 1,000 feet beyond end of runway while doing touch-and-goes at Castle AFB, California. All six crew died in the 11:45 p.m. accident as the Stratofortress exploded on impact.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His gravestone has the inscription "Pilot, Cherished Husband, Loving Father."


Class of 1958

Wilbur is one of 28 members of the Class of 1958 in Memorial Hall.