FRANK WELCH, JR., CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Welch, Jr. '41

Date of birth: 1918

Date of death: October 29, 1951

Age: ~33

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Frank was lost on October 29, 1951 when his F9F Panther "crashed into the sea from the landing pattern."

He was commanding officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 111, embarked in USS Valley Forge (CV 45) since October 1951 and bound for the Korean War. He had been in command since only June 6, 1951.

He has a memory marker in California.

Other

Frank was a 1950 graduate of Caltech.


Class of 1941

Frank is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.