Bradley Lord

Birth Name:
Bradley Richard Lord
Birth Date:
August 22, 1939
Birth Place:
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Death Date:
February 15, 1961
Place of Death:
Dijkstraat 18, 1910 Kampenhout, Belgium
Cause of Death:
Airplane Crash
Cemetery Name:
Swampscott Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Bradley Lord athlete and American figure skater who competed in men's singles. He won the gold medal at the 1961 United States Figure Skating Championships and placed second at the 1961 North American Figure Skating Championships. Lord was en route to the World Championships in 1961 when his plane (Sabena Flight 548) crashed near Brussels, Belgium, killing all 72 people on board and one person on the ground. The fatalities included the entire United States figure skating team, who were travelling to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Swampscott Cemetery

400 Essex Street

Swampscott, Massachusetts,


North America

Grave Location:

Lord Family Plot

Grave Location Description

Enter the cemetery on Capen Road in the new section of the cemetery. Drive straight ahead past the maintenance shed on your right and stop at the next intersection. Bradley Lord’s final resting place is to the left of the gate leading to the undeveloped area next to the large rock at the intersection.

Grave Location GPS

42.48469148, -70.91094633



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