LTJG Douglas M. Webster
December 5, 1965
While the USS TICONDEROGA is en route from operations off Vietnam to Yokosuka, Japan, an A-4E aircraft of VA-56 goes overboard. The aircraft was being rolled from the number 2 hangar bay to the number 2 elevator when it rolled off the elevator with the pilot LTJG D.M. Webster and sank in 2700 fathoms of water. A search fails to find the pilot.
Information from U.S.S. Ticonderoga Site
Skyhawk BuNo.151022 was the aircraft involved in this incident.