From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John McCoy '49

Date of birth: November 9, 1926

Date of death: June 25, 1959

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Married Velma F. Long in 1949 at Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA.

One of the early jet fighter pilots on aircraft carriers during the Korean War. Was killed when his plane went down during a training mission at night off the USS Saratoga near Florida in 1959.

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant, Junior Grade John C. McCoy, United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VF-111), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 19 July 1953.

General Orders: All Hands (August 1954)
Action Date: July 19, 1953
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Company: Fighter Squadron 111 (VF-111)

Class of 1949

John is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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