WILLIAM O. CHARLES, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Charles '51

Date of birth: December 8, 1928

Date of death: March 27, 1957

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Bill was lost when his TV-2 training plane crashed near Belton, Missouri, on March 27, 1957. He was the instructor pilot; the student was also killed.

Bill is buried in Colorado. His mother, wife, and son, William, survived him; his wife was 8 months pregnant with their daughter, Anne. (Information from Anne via email on February 5, 2018.) His wife remarried and later passed away in 2015.

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Class of 1951

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