From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Calvin Gossett '45

Date of birth: June 4, 1922

Date of death: February 16, 1948

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Calvin was lost when his Bearcat fighter caught fire and crashed while taking off from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, on February 16, 1948.

From researcher Kathy Franz: "In 1940, father was Charles, bank executive; mother May, brother Warren, sister Lucille (she became Mrs. R. H. Moody.)"

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From the Sioux City Journal on May 30, 1944:

Calvin, Richard Gossett, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Gossett, 100 Stewart avenue, will be graduated June 7 as an ensign from Annapolis naval academy. A graduate of Shattuck military academy, Faribault, Minn., he attended Iowa State college a year before receiving an appointment to the naval academy. He attended Central high school before entering Shattuck.

Class of 1945

Calvin is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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