RICHARD S. HODSDON, LTJG, USN
Richard Hodsdon '45
Date of birth: February 13, 1923
Date of death: August 25, 1949
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Hodsdon Funeral To Be Monday
Flier Was Descendant of Maine Family
South Thomaston, Aug. 27, - Lt. (jg) Richard Spalding Hodsdon, 26, killed in a midair crash of two naval planes during carrier practice landing Thursday near Mayport, Fla., is descendant of a family that owned and operated a large stone quarry near here for many years. He was born in Lynn, Mass., in February, 1923, was graduated from Gorham High School and attended University of Maine one year before entering Annapolis from which he was graduated in 1944. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Reiger, stepdaughter of Adm. William Wright, former ambassador to Sweden, his parents, Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. Richard Prince Hodsdon of Hyannis, Mass., and eight-month-old son Richard , Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., his grandmother Mrs. George Hodsdon of Portland and several uncles and aunts, including Mrs. Scott Kittredge, Portland, Mrs. Charles Emery Rockland and Herbert Hodsdon, Portland. The funeral will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at 1 p.m. Monday.
Richard was also survived by his son, Richard III, according to the November 1949 issue of Shipmate.
His wife is buried with him in Arlington National Cemetery, and his class ring is on display at the Naval Academy museum.
John Glynn ’45 was also lost in this collision.