From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Francis Flood, Jr. '53

Date of birth: October 2, 1931

Date of death: August 23, 1956

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


From Together We Served:

Lt.jg. Flood was lost along with his crew while on an ECM reconnaissance mission 32 miles off Wenchai, China. The aircraft, a P-4M-1Q "Mercator" (Bu 124362) flying out of Iwakuni, Japan, was shot down by a Chinese MiG-17F. The crew of 16 were all lost.

Lt.jg. Flood left a wife, Dorothy Dickie of Canada, then living at the base in Japan. His tour in Japan had begun in 1954.

From Navy CT History:

22 AUG 56 - P4M-1Q Mercator Buno 124362, staging from Iwakuni, Japan. Squadron VQ-1. Shot down off Wenchai, China.


  • Ltjg. James B. Deane,
  • Ltjg. Francis A. Flood,Jr,
  • Lcdr. Milton Hutchinson,
  • Lcdr. JamesW.Ponsford,
  • AT2 Donald Wayne Barber,
  • AO2 Warren Edgar Caron,
  • AT3 Jack Albert Curtis,
  • AT1 William Frederick Haskins,
  • AO3 William Michael Humbert,
  • AD1 H.E. Lounsbury,
  • AT1 Albert Perry Mattin,
  • AT2 Carl Edwin Messinger,
  • AE2 Wallace Powell,
  • AT3 Donald Eugene Sprinkle,
  • AT2 Leonard Strykowski,
  • AD3 Lloyd Lewayne Young

There is some additional information at VP Navy.

Memorial Hall

Francis is listed on the Killed In Action scroll at the front of Memorial Hall under the "Korean War 1950-1953" heading.

Class of 1953

Francis is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.