FRANK D. CASE, JR., LTJG, USN
Frank Case, Jr. '38
Date of birth: October 6, 1914
Date of death: February 23, 1942
From the 1938 Lucky Bag:
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
Memorial Hall Error?
Frank is not listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall. While not an obvious error, inclusion on the panel for crashes like this—which appears to be incidental to a combat flight—has been inconsistent across WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.