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.
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.