From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ford Wallace '31

Date of birth: December 7, 1907

Date of death: August 23, 1937

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:


Ford's was lost on August 23, 1937 when the seaplane he was aboard crashed into San Diego Bay on August 23, 1937.

He is buried in California.

The 1937 Navy Directory lists him as a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 6B, aboard USS Saratoga (CV 3). He earned his wings as naval aviator #4074 on November 12, 1934.

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William Freshour '31 and Walter Dey '34 were also lost in this crash.

Class of 1931

Ford is one of 51 members of the Class of 1931 on Virtual Memorial Hall.