WILLIAM J. MANBY, JR., CDR, USN
William Manby, Jr. '43
Date of birth: November 14, 1920
Date of death: August 1, 1955
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
Unable to find exact details of his loss, but evidence points to his loss in a F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo 129673) on August 1, 1955. He had only recently assumed duties as the commanding officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 66, in June. In July the squadron was re-designated from Fighter Squadron (VF) 81.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
27 JANUARY  • Lt. Cmdr. William J. Manby Jr. of VF-33 set an unofficial time-to-climb mark by reaching 10,000 feet from a standing start in 73.2 seconds in an FJ-3 Fury at NAS Oceana, Va.
Wilfred McNeil, Jr. ’43 was also lost while serving as commanding officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 66.