Shaw, Gary Scott, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1979, 131X, USS Constellation (CV-64)
Service Years
1975 - 1979
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by David Christopherson (Chris), LCDR to remember Shaw, Gary Scott, LTJG.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Coral Cables
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1979
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Park Cemetery South - Miami, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25.66267, -80.3815 (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial In the Line of Duty
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-165 BoomersUSS Constellation (CV-64)
  1977-1979, 131X, VA-165 Boomers
  1978-1979, 131X, USS Constellation (CV-64)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - UNITAS '78
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 09, 1975, Service entry date
  May 04, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Gary S. Shaw was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The crash occurred within two to three seconds after launch and within several hundred feet forward of the bow of the Constellation.

Neither the bodies of Lieutenant Shaw and his bombardier-navigator Lieutenant Bates nor the wreckage of NG523 were ever recovered.
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