WILLIAM P. HOLMES, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Holmes '52

Date of birth: January 24, 1931

Date of death: July 18, 1956

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Killed in a mid-air collision during a night dive bombing practice over the island of Stromboli while flying off USS Intrepid (CVA-11) as a member of Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85).

He is buried in Virginia.

Family

He had a son, William, who drowned in 1958 at the family home of his stepfather.

His sister, Marian, married a 1953 graduate but died of polio in March 1956.


Class of 1952

William is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.