WILLIAM R. HATFIELD, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Hatfield '53

Date of birth: July 15, 1930

Date of death: May 9, 1958

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost when his AD-5 Skyraider hit power lines and crashed into San Francisco Bay on May 9, 1959. He is buried in Alabama. The other crewman was also killed.


Class of 1953

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