CALVIN R. GOSSETT, LTJG, USN
Calvin Gossett '45
Date of birth: June 4, 1922
Date of death: February 16, 1948
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.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. From researcher Kathy Franz: "n 1940, father was Charles, bank executive; mother May, brother Warren, sister Lucille (she became Mrs. R. H. Moody.)"
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.