From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Fred Byers '18

Date of birth: May 2, 1895

Date of death: December 3, 1923

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1918 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1918 was graduated on June 28, 1917 due to World War I.


Fred was lost on December 3, 1923 when his aircraft collided with another near the North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego. Two others were also lost in the incident.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #2947 on August 11, 1921.

He is buried in Florida. It's possible he was survived by his wife and a son.

Class of 1918

Fred is one of 14 members of the Class of 1918 on Virtual Memorial Hall.