From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph Rodgers '48

Date of birth: January 26, 1925

Date of death: December 7, 1950

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:


From Kane Republican (Kane, Pennsylvania) on December 8, 1950:

PENSACOLA, FLA. - A Navy board today investigated a crash in which two Navy fliers were killed Thursday when their planes collided and plunged into marshlands five miles south of here. The Pensacola naval air station identified them as Lt (Jg) Ralph C. Rodgers, 25, of Paoli, Pa., and Cadet Robert H. Howell, 20, of Absecon, N. J. A Naval air station spokesman said the collision took place during formation training flights from nearby Saufley Field.

The date of the accident was December 7, 1950. He is buried in California.

From SHIPMATE article of September 2017:

He was one of the married students as I recall. Frank Boushee '48

Class of 1948

Ralph is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 on Virtual Memorial Hall.