WILLIAM W. SHAFER, ENS, USN
William Shafer '60
Date of birth: February 7, 1937
Date of death: April 25, 1961
From the 1960 Lucky Bag:
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.