12th December 1979
[previously shown,
in error, as
17th May 1979]

USN 
Grumman KA-6D Intruder BuNo 151566 VA-165
"Boomers"
Whidbey Island
Washington
USS Constellation
CVA-64
Crashed after launch from carrier about 100 miles off San Diego, California   Martin_Baker
LTJG Gary Scott Shaw
killed
LTJG Kenneth Martin Bates Jr
26
killed
[lost in accident - Body Not Recovered]
Martin-Baker
 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kenneth Martin Bates Jr.,

1st April 1954 - 12th December 1979
Mahopac, New York
aged 26
killed in non-hostile accident.


photo: via EO1 Robert Dorch, USN Seabee
used with permission