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LTJG, Carl Howard Preston

United States Navy

Date of Death: 10 July 1969
Commissioned: Class of 1967
Last Duty Station: Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 24, deployed on board USS Kennedy (CVA-67)

Carl Preston Carl Preston

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Circumstances of Death:

Died July 10, 1969 when his aircraft, a C-1 COD, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after a catapult launch from USS Kennedy (CVA-67)*. At the time of his death he was attached to Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 24.

* Note: Kennedy was originally designated as CVA 67, attack aircraft carrier. In the early 1970'ys, the classification was changed to CV 67, indicating the ship was capable of supporting anti-submarine warfare aircraft, making it an all purpose, multi-purpose, multi-mission aircraft carrier.


Our thanks to Jim Sturges, a classmate of Carl's, for providing this information to the Alumni Association.

Here are a couple of other photos submitted by friends and family of Carl Preston. The first one is from Carl's commissioning; in the one on the right, Carl is the second from left:

Carl's commissioningCarl in front of hangar (second from left)

Screen shot from the Navy Memorial


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