CHESTER W. GATES, JR., CDR, USN
Chester Gates, Jr. '43
Date of birth: December 21, 1921
Date of death: July 10, 1956
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
Life & Loss
Unable to find any information about Chester's life or loss. Find A Grave says he was lost in 1963, but provides no details or basis for this.
Chester survived the crash of his F9F-2B Panther in 1951 when he failed to pull out of a practice strafing run and hit a tree.
He was commanding officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 86 from May 1955 until September 1956.