WILLIAM H. REDDINGTON, LTJG, USN
William Reddington '23
Date of birth: September 13, 1901
Date of death: May 21, 1928
From the 1923 Lucky Bag:
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.