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Paul Hunt '45

Date of birth: June 17, 1922

Date of death: August 4, 1947

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Paul was lost on August 4, 1947 while "practicing carrier landings in a Scout bomber."

From the Oakland Tribune on August 5, 1947:

Lieut. (jg) Paul Kenneth Hunt, a Berkeley graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, was killed yesterday when his plane crashed while practicing carrier landings at Bronson Field, Fla.

Word of the accident was received by his family, which reported he was nearing the completion of his flight training at the time of the crash.

Hunt served on destroyers during the war and had transferred to the air branch of the close of hostilities. He was appointed to Annapolis in 1941 by the late Congressman John Tolan while Hunt was a freshman at the University of California.

The flier was the son of John E. Hunt Sr., a consulting mining engineer…

According to reports from the field, Hunt's single engine plane went into a spin, crashed and burned 300 yards from the auxiliary landing strip.

Other survivors, besides his father, and three brothers, John E. Hunt Jr., Peter J. Hunt and Cecil Hunt.

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Class of 1945

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