WILLIAM T. HARVEY, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 7, 1928
Date of death: October 14, 1963
Age: 34

Lucky Bag

1951 Harvey LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

William Taylor Harvey

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

"Wings," "'Water Tight," the "Grappler" . . . Bill has more friends than he can count. He can be found any time over in the loft . . . the "Grappler's Haven" ... an excellent dancer . . . loves good food . . . hates tobacco . . . bends an elbow with the boys now and then . . . plays company baseball and handball when not wrestling . . . Pennsylvania is the greatest state in the Union . . . a good all-around athlete . . . steady academically. It looked like he was headed for the Army at Valley Forge . . . switched and now the Navy or Marine Corps is going to get a 4.0 flyboy . . . wherever Bill goes his men will be getting a real officer and a great guy.

Loss

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.

Other

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


Class Navigation

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