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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
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[[File:1951 Stothard 1.jpg|right|thumb|350px|link=https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv16-59/215.htm|none|From the 1959 cruise book of USS Lexington (CV 16).]]
 
From [https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/10802853/ Redlands Daily Facts] of Redlands, California:
 
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Unable to find a memory marker or firm date of the crash, but believe it was October 10, 1959. (A Skyray with VF-213, which deployed twice in the late '50s aboard USS Lexington, [http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/F4D-1.html was written off] on that date.)
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Ralph was [https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv16-59/215.htm operations officer of Fighting Squadron (VF) 213]; the date of the crash was [http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F4D-1.html October 10, 1959.]
  
 
== Related Articles ==
 
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[[DONALD B. LEVISEE, LTJG, USN|Donald Levisee '51]] was also on the tennis team.
 
[[DONALD B. LEVISEE, LTJG, USN|Donald Levisee '51]] was also on the tennis team.
  
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Latest revision as of 11:53, 17 April 2020

Ralph Stothard '51

Date of birth: November 21, 1929

Date of death: October 10, 1959

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From the 1959 cruise book of USS Lexington (CV 16).

From Redlands Daily Facts of Redlands, California:

Lt. Ralph Blake Stothard, a jet pilot and former submariner, was killed in the South China sea when his F4D Skyray plunged into the water after a catapult launching from the carrier USS Lexington. Stothard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwin Stothard of San Diego, was one of the few Navy men entitled to wear the wings of an aviator and dolphins of the submariner.

Ralph was operations officer of Fighting Squadron (VF) 213; the date of the crash was October 10, 1959.

Related Articles

George Gleason '51 was also on the swim team.

Donald Levisee '51 was also on the tennis team.


Class of 1951

Ralph is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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