From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frederick Grammer, Jr. '52

Date of birth: September 12, 1929

Date of death: March 21, 1962

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:


From USS Hornet:

Frederick Edward Grammer Son (natural) Frederick 'Fritz' Grammer Watson 1960 - 1962? VS-37 Squadron. Killed during S2 Tracker landing accident aboart Hornet. Phone: (530) 893-3174

In the Class of 1952's book, “As We Recall,” the only information given is "aircraft accident 1962." Date of death from Register of Alumni.

From the May 1962 issue of SHIPMATE:

FRED GRAMMER was also lost at sea in an aircraft accident on 22 March 1962. His accident occurred in the Pacific and he is survived by his wife, Carol, and their three children. Carol is living at 175 Ionian Drive, Imperial Beach, Calif.

His children's names were Frederick III (4 years old), Mae (2 years old), and James (6 months).

Unable to find Fritz in the 1962 USS Hornet (CVS 12) WestPac cruise book's pages of VS 37. There is an In Memoriam page without Fritz's name on it; perhaps his loss occurred during workups and not technically during deployment?

Class of 1952

Frederick is one of 50 members of the Class of 1952 on Virtual Memorial Hall.