WILLIAM H. REDDINGTON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Reddington '23

Date of birth: September 13, 1901

Date of death: May 21, 1928

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Ensign W. H. Reddington, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #3283 in 1926. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1923.

Lt. (Junior Grade) Reddington was killed when his aircraft, just launched from the aircraft carrier USS LANGLEY (CV-1), nose-dived into the Pacific near the Hawaiian Islands. A search failed to find any trace. The radio-operator, in the back seat, managed to escape from the sinking aircraft, and was rescued.

The date of the crash was May 21, 1928.

He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and brother.


Class of 1923

William is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 in Memorial Hall.