From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Kendrick '49

Date of birth: May 30, 1927

Date of death: June 13, 1952

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


David was lost on June 13, 1952 when his aircraft crashed near Naval Outlying Field Barin near Foley, Alabama. (Details from Gregg Overbeck of "Heroes of the US Naval Academy".) The article says the crash was offshore, and implies his body was not recovered. It also says he was completing his training, and had previously served in Korea.

He was survived by his wife, two sons, and his mother and stepfather.


He is listed in the 1940 census living in Minneapolis with his mother, stepfather, sister, and step-sister.

In the July 1951 issue of Shipmate he was reported as having been best man in the wedding of his classmate, James A. Carmack, Jr.

The Alumni Association has a note about a son, Peter Kendrick from California, being 4 months old when his dad died. Peter is also noted to be a veteran of an unspecified military service.

Class of 1949

David is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.