DICK R. DOWNER, LTJG, USN
Dick Downer '27
Date of birth: December 24, 1904
Date of death: July 29, 1932
From the 1927 Lucky Bag:
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.