CLARENCE E. KASPAREK, LT, USN
Clarence Kasparek '32
Date of birth: November 28, 1909
Date of death: August 15, 1938
From the 1932 Lucky Bag:
Clarence was lost when the plane he was piloting crashed during night landing practice in San Diego, California on August 15, 1938.
Clarence began his career as an officer aboard USS Concord (CL 10). In the 1934 and 1935 Navy Directories he is listed as an Ensign under instruction at NAS Pensacola, Florida. He earned his wings as naval aviator #4162 on October 30, 1935.
The 1936 Navy Directory lists him as a LTjg with Scouting Squadron (VS) 49, embarked in USS Langley (CV 1). The 1937 Navy Directory lists him as a LTjg with Bombing Squadron (VB) 4B, embarked in USS Saratoga (CV 3). The 1938 Navy Directory has him with Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 based at Coco Solo, Canal Zone (Panama).
Truman Carpenter '32 was in the same flight school class.