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Bradley Goodyear, Jr.

Graduating Class of 1934
Served in World War II

Ensign
Bradley Goodyear, Jr.

Navy

Hometown

Buffalo, NY

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Rhode Island, USA

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

More About Ensign Goodyear

On Feb. 13, 1942, this Naval aviator was flying an OS2U-3 Kingfisher (Bureau Number 5315) from his duty station, Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He was towing a sleeve behind the aircraft, meant for ground or shipboard anti-aircraft artillery practice, when he lost control of the plane and crashed off Breton Reef Lighthouse at the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Isalnd, south of Beavertail Point. The aircraft was destroyed, and he and his passenger in the back seat did not survive.