FRANK M. L. DAVIS, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Davis '42

Date of birth: July 16, 1920

Date of death: September 10, 1946

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Wikipedia:

Lieut. Commander Davis later commanded a Naval torpedo bombing plane squadron in World War II, and perished while on duty in a Navy plane crash off Malta in 1946.

He has a memory marker in the Naval Academy Cemetery. No next of kin was listed.

Frank was named in honor of Frank McDowell Leavitt, who was instrumental in the creation of the modern torpedo.


Class of 1942

Frank is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.