From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frederick Blodgett '49

Date of birth: February 7, 1927

Date of death: February 18, 1952

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


From McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette (Texas) on February 20, 1952:

The Corpus Christi air station has identified the six Navy airmen who were killed when two training planes collided in mid-air near Rockport, Tex. Victims were listed as Ensign Mahlon Devere Busha, Jr.. of Sherwood. Ore.; Lieut. Cmdr. M alter Thomas Fitzpatrick. Jr.. Texarkana, Lieut. (JG) Frederick Eugene Arthur of Redwood. Calif., Ensign Neil August Armstrong II of Chalmette, La., First Lieut. Robert Wendell Helding, Marine Corps, Janesville, Wis., and Lt. (JG) Frederick Jeffrie Blodgett of St. Paul, Minn.

He is buried in Minnesota.

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Robert Helding '48 was also lost in this crash.

Class of 1949

Frederick is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.