From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Harvey '51

Date of birth: November 7, 1928

Date of death: October 14, 1963

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Bill was lost in his F-8 Crusader on October 14, 1963 while operating from USS Saratoga (CV 60) in the Mediterranean Sea. He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.

From the November 1963 issue of Shipmate:

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of WILLIAM T. HARVEY. Bill lost his life as pilot of an F8D involved in exercises in the Mediterranean on 14 October 1963. He was a member of FitRon 32. He leaves a widow, Barbara, a daughter, Diane, and a son, William David, presendy residing at 1416 Arlingwood Ave., Jacksonville 11, Fla.


Bill survived an ejection from his F-8A Crusader, also operating from USS Saratoga (CV 60), on April 24, 1962.

Class of 1951

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