From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Shafer '60

Date of birth: February 7, 1937

Date of death: April 25, 1961

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


From USNA '60 Memorial Site:

We regret to say that two of our classmates have lost their lives in the service of their country. Bill Shafer experienced hydraulic failure in a T-2J at an altitude of 100 feet in a practice mirror approach landing. His aircraft stalled and crashed on the runway.

Wade leaves a widow, who is expecting a child, and one child. Shipmate, June-July, 1961

Wade was lost on April 25, 1961. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1960

William is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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