WILLIAM M. AUSTIN, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Austin '51

Date of birth: October 30, 1927

Date of death: July 10, 1956

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost on July 10, 1956 when his F7U Cutlass went missing on during a flight from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 86.

Unable to find a memorial marker.

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Class of 1951

William is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.