WILLARD A. POLLARD, III, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Willard Pollard, III '44

Date of birth: May 12, 1922

Date of death: November 14, 1954

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Willard was when his S2F Tracker crashed immediately after takeoff from USS Antietam (CV 36) on November 14, 1954. His crew was pulled from the sea by USS Putnam (DD 757) quickly, but he died shortly afterwards from his injuries.

He was survived by his wife and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1944

Willard is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.