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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 25, 1930
Date of death: January 21, 1953
Age: 22

Lucky Bag

1952 Davis LB.jpg

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Frederic Cornell Davis

Lincoln, Nebraska

Tough, but yet so gentle, Fritz was known by everyone not only for his size, but for his many achievements in Academy athletics. Coming to Navy after a year at Nebraska University in Lincoln, he found Academy life somewhat different from his fraternity days. He was well trained in Phi Delta social art and his social activity at the Academy made him many true friends. Fritz was a mainstay on the varsity football and basketball squads along with being the track team's best weight man. We know that Fritz's Service career will be just as successful as his four years at athletics.

Fritz is pictured throughout the 1951 Lucky Bag. He was team captain of the basketball team and broke the academy record in discus.


Fritz was lost when his T-33 Shooting Star crashed near Easterly, Texas on January 21, 1953. He is buried in Nebraska.

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John O'Grady '52, Robert Allison '52, Raymond Tacke '52, Charles Andrews, III '52, and John Ellison '52 were also on the track team.

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Frederic is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.
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