From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Kirk '53

Date of birth: August 5, 1930

Date of death: April 21, 1955

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


William was lost on April 21, 1955 when the T-28A he was piloting as an instructor collided with another trainer and crashed. All four pilots were killed.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; he was survived by his parents and at least one sibling (a poster identifies him as her uncle).

Class of 1953

William is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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