DICK R. DOWNER, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Dick Downer '27

Date of birth: December 24, 1904

Date of death: July 29, 1932

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Dick was lost on July 29, 1932 when the seaplane he was piloting crashed near Del Mar, California. One other of his crew was also killed; three others were rescued.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3678 on July 28, 1930 as a LTjg.


Class of 1927

Dick is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.