WILLIAM H. BECK, JR., LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Date of death:||March 19, 1945|
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
WILLIAM HENRY BECK, JR.
Buffalo, New York
Born by one of our Great Lakes, Bill comes naturally by his desire to go to sea; so it is only to be expected that we find him here at the Naval Academy. A direct sort of person, he generally gets what he goes after, or knows the reason why. He has an excellent sense of humor that is belied by his countenance, but which is hard for anyone to attempt to match. His leisure time is spent swimming or playing baseball for enjoyment rather than making numerals. Despite an affinity for winning bets and arguments, his humorous satire has won him a host of friends and forecasts a happy and successful future.
Bill was lost on March 18, 1945 while attached to VF-6 aboard USS Hancock (CV-19).
|Class of 1940|
|William is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.|
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