From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Cain '59

Date of birth: October 4, 1936

Date of death: December 10, 1964

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


From The Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland) on December 11, 1964:

NORFOLK. Va. (AP)-A Navy S2E tracker airplane has ditched in the ocean off the Virginia Capes. Two men were rescued shortly afterward by the submarine Argonaut. Two other men were missing. The airplane, which was operating with the submarine, was last heard from at 1:40 a.m. Thursday. The airplane was attached to an antisubmarine squadron based at the Norfolk Naval Air Station. A Navy spokesman said the rescued men are Lt. (JG) William J. Belli and Air Crewman Ronald E. Rumpf. The missing men are Lt. William T. Cain, husband of Mrs. Sandra Cain of Norfolk and son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Cain of Jasper, Ala., and Air Crewman Jackie D. Kelly, husband of Mrs. Nancy Kelly of Virginia Beach, Va.

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Class of 1959

William is one of 32 members of the Class of 1959 on Virtual Memorial Hall.