FRANCIS J. SUHRE, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Francis Suhre '44

Date of birth: March 29, 1921

Date of death: November 27, 1959

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Francis was lost on November 27, 1959 when the A4D he was piloting became lost and crashed at sea near Wake Island. His three other crewmen were also lost.

Other

He was a member of the Sixth Fleet Staff embarked aboard USS Newport News (CA 148) for that ship's 1952 Mediterranean cruise.

He appears in the Navy Sports Hall of Fame for soccer.


Class of 1944

Francis is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.