LCDR Grover B Windham, Jr

LCDR Grover B Windham, Jr

Birth
Death 26 Sep 1955
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 154331272 · View Source
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Grover B. Windham graduated from the US Naval Academy with the class of 1943. Due to WWII, the class graduated a full year early, in June, 1942. His home of record at the time was Fairfield, Alabama.

He served throughout WWII and eventually went into Naval Aviation. In 1955, he was part of the group known as "Hurricane Hunters" and in command of the 9 man crew of the plane known as "Snowcloud Five". On 26 September of that year, the plane was lost, while tracking Category Five Hurricane Janet. LCDR Windham had been based at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. He was survived by a wife and two children.

His name appears on a monument at the US Naval Academy, under the heading "Here We Remember Our Shipmates Whose Resting Places Are Known Only To God".


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  • Created by: Noelani
  • Added: 27 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154331272
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Grover B Windham, Jr (unknown–26 Sep 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154331272, ; Maintained by Noelani (contributor 47540159) Body lost at sea.