WILLIAM H. BECK, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Beck, Jr. '40

Date of birth: March 5, 1916

Date of death: March 19, 1945

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Bill was lost when his F6F-5 Hellcat was shot down near Kyushu, Japan on March 18, 1945. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 6, flying from USS Hancock (CV-19).

His wife was listed as next of kin; she later remarried.


Class of 1940

William is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.