WILLIAM N. BEALE, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Beale, Jr. '42

Date of birth: May 18, 1920

Date of death: 1947

Age: ~27

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost when his F4U-4B Corsair crashed while operating from USS Midway (CV 41). The date given on the site is September 19, 1946; however his burial marker gives 1947 and the site above is often incorrect on dates.

He is buried in the Naval Academy cemetery with his wife. William was survived by her, a daughter and a son.


Class of 1942

William is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.