DAVID S. KENDRICK, LTJG, USN
David Kendrick '49
Date of birth: May 30, 1927
Date of death: unknown
From the 1949 Lucky Bag:
Life & Loss
Unable to find any information about David's life or loss. He is not mentioned in the 1949 Class History. The Register of Alumni gives only his date of death as "6/1952"; the Alumni Association database has that month/year and "airplane crash Pensacola, Florida."
David Stanley Kendrick appears in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1952 with a date of birth of May 30, 1927. We have been unable to locate a 1953 edition of that publication; the Reserve Officers Register of 1953 doesn't mention David, nor does the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1954.
There is no mention of David in Shipmate in the decade following his loss. He is reported, with his wife (unnamed), to be parents of a son in the June 1950 issue. In the July 1951 issue he was reported as having been best man in the wedding of his classmate, James A. Carmack, Jr.
David is not recorded as being a qualified naval aviator.
Note that while the Lucky Bag cites his hometown as Arlington, Virginia, both the biography and the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1945-1946 say he was from Minnesota.
The 1940 census that appears to list David is here. Appears that he and his sister were living with their mother and stepfather in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It's possible that his death certificate is here.
The Alumni Association has a note about a son, Peter Kendrick from California, being 4 months old when his dad died. (Either the age is wrong or he is the younger brother of the son born in early 1950.) Peter is also noted to be a veteran of an unspecified military service.