FRANK M. L. DAVIS, LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||July 16, 1920|
|Date of death:||September 10, 1946|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
FRANK McDOWELL LEAVITT DAVIS
Frank, F.M.L., Leavitt
He spouts Shakespeare, voluble French, nonsense after taps. He plays a mandolin, piano, soccer, chess. He works on sonatas, Masqueraders, Lucky Bag, Log, victims for the Book-of-the-Month Club. He has the world's sleepiest countenance at reveille, a weakness for the funnies, an appreciation of any joke!—good or bad. Summary: in the vernacular, he's a noble lad.
Soccer, aNf*, Fencing, f42t; Log 4; Lucky Bag; Chess Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President; Mandolin Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Masqueraders 4, 3, 2, 1, President; Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Star 4; 1 Stripe.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
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.
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.|
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