WILLIAM PASCHE, ENS, USN
William Pasche '33
Date of birth: November 1, 1910
Date of death: August 29, 1933
From the 1933 Lucky Bag:
From the 1953 edition of the book "Double Three Roundup," published by the class of 1933:
Not receiving a commission on graduation Bill, was one of those who became an aviation cadet at Randolph Field, Texas. But shortly afterwards, on 29 August 1933, he was killed in an airplane crash, when the airplane in which he and an instructor were riding collided in the air with another plane while approaching the field for a landing.
Bill, who was not married, was survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Pasche, who is living in Cloverdale, Michigan.
Memorial Hall Error
William was a "Flying Cadet" in the US Army, not an Ensign in the US Navy as is listed in Memorial Hall. His classmate, Nelson Samuels '33 was a member of this program, so will recommend listing William's rank as "ACAD," for Aviation Cadet.