From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frederick Caesar, III '73

Date of birth: May 10, 1951

Date of death: January 20, 1977

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From Coast Guard Aviation Casualties:

Date of incident: 20 January 1977

Crash related deaths:
LTJG Frederick William Caesar, III, USN
LTJG John F. Taylor
AT2 John B. Johnson
Bill S. Simpson (Civilian Observer)

Air Station the aircraft and/or crew were assigned to: Air Station Chicago, IL

Aircraft type and Coast Guard tail number: Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard, 1448 *

Location of the incident: Illinois River

Description of the incident: This crew was performing and aerial ice patrol along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. They struck three electrical transmission wires and crashed into the ice-filled river.

Class of 1973

Frederick is one of 10 members of the Class of 1973 on Virtual Memorial Hall.