From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Carl Larsen '58

Date of birth: August 16, 1936

Date of death: January 23, 1964

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1958 Lucky Bag:


Carl was lost when the F-105D he was piloting crashed while landing at Osan, Korea, on January 23, 1964. He was stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan at the time. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From the April 1964 issue of Shipmate:

It is with deep regret that I announce Capt. Carl Burt Larsen, USAF, was killed on 23 January 1964 in Korea while flying an F-105D. Capt. Larsen entered the USAF after graduation and completed USAF pilot training. He then attended USAF Advanced Gunnery School at Luke AFB, Ariz. After that, he attended Advanced Gunnery School at Nellis AFB, Nev. Prior to duty overseas he attended USAF Survival School at Stead AFB, Nev. In July I960, he was assigned to the 12 TFS, flying the F-l00 and transitioned to the F-105 in November 1962.

He was married to the former Helen Patricia' Russell of Annapolis. Mrs. Larsen and their 2 children will be residing with her parents.

From the May 1964 issue of Shipmate:

It is my sad duty to announce that on 23 January 1964 Carl Larsen was killed when the aircraft he was flying crashed near Osan Air Base in Korea. Carl was a Captain USAF, and was attached to the 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He is survived by his widow Patti, a son, Carl, and a daughter, Julie Elaine. His family was living in Korea at the time of the accident.

I was privileged to know Carl well at the Academy, and I know I can speak for the whole class when I say that we have lost an outstanding classmate, officer and aviator. Carl will certainly be missed by the class of 1958, but we won't forget him.

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Class of 1958

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