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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 27, 1915
Date of death: October 25, 1942
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1939 Miller, F LB.jpg

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:




Don is one of those amazing fellows from the Middle West, where water is used only for drinking purposes, who still is able to grasp a knowledge of the sea immediately. But not only is he a good coxswain of a boat, he's a pacer in classes and athletics, doing everything with effortless ease. He is always willing to help anyone in anything they are doing, and he helps in such an unobtrusive manner that no one feels obliged to him, and as a consequence, he has a multitude of intimate friends. Don's favorite pastimes are complicated variations of diving, writing letters, dragging, and playing a hand of Rummy. Such a versatile fellow will be a valuable asset to our Navy.

Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1, N.A.; Company Small Bore 3, 2, 1; Track 4; 2 Stripes.


Frank was lost while piloting a F4F-4 Wildcat fighter of Fighting Squadron (VF) 10, operating from USS Enterprise (CV 6), on October 25, 1942. Unable to find any other details, but likely shot down during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

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