From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Larzalere '47

Date of birth: February 9, 1923

Date of death: February 13, 1950

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


Charles was lost on February 13, 1950, when his plane crashed near Pensacola, Florida.

Date of birth from Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1950.


From researcher Kathy Franz: "Father Gus owned a bakery; mother Myrtle. Great-grandfather Gus Ehly started a bakery in the early 1880s. His four sons owned bakeries, as did his four grandsons - including Charles's father."

"LTC Robert "Bob" Leland Larzalere, USA (Ret) passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bob, the son of August "Gus" William and Myrtle Beck Larzalere was born on December 1, 1928 in Minneapolis, Kansas. Bob was the middle child of three sons. His brothers were pilots in the armed forces and both died going down with their aircraft: Charles Reid Larzalere at Pensacola, Florida in 1950 and 1st Lt. Lawrence Larzalere '55 in Korea in 1954."

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Class of 1947

Charles is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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