From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Millard Rosenberg '25

Date of birth: 1902

Date of death: June 5, 1944

Age: 41

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:


From the 1925 Lucky Bag

Millard was lost on June 5, 1944 when the training aircraft he was aboard crashed near Marksville, Louisiana following a mid-air collision. Four other men were also lost.

He is buried in California; he was survived by his wife, Katheryn.

Millard resigned as a midshipman on September 24, 1925. Note this was after his graduation; suspect he was one of the many graduates of this era who were not offered a commission. The Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1926 lists dozens of them.


From the August 1944 issue of Shipmate:

MILLARD FILMORE ROSENBERG, '25, Lt. AAC Killed in a plane crash 5 June 1944, over the swamps of Florida [sic], during a routine flight. Another Army plane crashed into his plane, tearing the top completely off.

Note: His middle name doesn't appear in Lucky Bag or academic register.

His birthdate is based on the academic register's age of 18 years 10 months at date of admission (July 26, 1921); he very likely would have turned 42 sometime shortly after his death.

Memorial Hall Error

Millard is not listed with his classmates. He was identified through the diligent efforts of Leslie Poche, a volunteer who combed through Shipmate issues to find operational losses not accounted for in Memorial Hall. Likelihood of mistaken identity is low; multiple contemporaneous reports gave his age as 41 and hometown of Oakland, California (very near Hayward).

Class of 1925

Millard is one of 30 members of the Class of 1925 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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