WILLIAM F. WHALEN, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Whalen, Jr. '46

Date of birth: February 20, 1924

Date of death: January 3, 1961

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost when his aircraft, a prototype YF-8C Crusader, crashed near NAS Patuxent River, MD, on January 3, 1961.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Wayne Swanson '46 and Chester Penney, Jr. '46 were also members of 1st Company.


Class of 1946

William is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.