FRANK D. CASE, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Case, Jr. '38

Date of birth: October 6, 1914

Date of death: February 23, 1942

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Frank was lost when his F4F-4 Wildcat suffered engine failure in the North Atlantic while operating from USS Wasp (CV 7) on February 23, 1942. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 71.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

From naval aviation historian Richard Leonard via email on February 9, 2018:

  • NAS Pensacola attached for HTA flight training, 7/29/1940
  • NAS Pensacola designated NA # 7004, 1/2/1941
  • Date of rank LTJG from 1 Jul 1941 USN Register, 6/2/1941
  • VF-71 USS Wasp (CV-7) KIFA take off, BNR, 2/23/1942


Class of 1938

Frank is one of 70 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.