From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Rodger '40

Date of birth: June 1916

Date of death: August 19, 1943

Age: 27

Naval Academy Register

David Gordon Rodger was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on June 22, 1936 at age 20 years 0 months.

He resigned on May 25, 1937.

Lucky Bag

David Gordon Rodger is listed on the page titled “And Some We Knew.”


From Find A Grave:

David served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided at 51 Clay Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He died of injuries suffered when his plane was forced to land at Oglethorpe. Ga. during the war.

One other officer aboard the training plane also died; a third survived.

He was survived by his wife and is buried in New York.

David is not listed in the 1941 edition of the "Commissioned Officers, Cadets, Midshipmen, and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve." In the January 1943 edition he is listed as an Ensign, A-VS, with a date of precedence of 9/18/42 and a date of birth of 6/16.

Class of 1940

David is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.