OSCAR W. PATE, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Oscar Pate, Jr. '27

Date of birth: December 4, 1904

Date of death: February 2, 1935

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Naval History and Heritage Command:

Lt. (jg)s John Grafton Burgess and Oscar Willis Pate killed when FF-1 plane crashed and burned near Millsap, Tex. 2 February 1935.

Oscar is not listed in the April 1, 1935 Navy Directory, but his crewmate, John, was listed with Fighting Squadron (VF) 3B, flying from USS Ranger (CV 4).

Oscar is buried in Georgia; he was survived by his father

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John Burgess '30 was also lost in this crash.


Class of 1927

Oscar is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 in Memorial Hall.